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12-Year-Old Girl Saved From Kidnappers By Lions

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Some kind of miracle

Kidnapping young girls has been a marriage custom in Ethiopia for years. More than 70% of marriages are a result of abduction.

A 12-year-old girl was abducted and beaten by several men in an attempt to force her into marriage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Luckily, a miracle happened. The young girl was rescued by lions. Yes, you read it right.

“Everyone thinks this is some kind of miracle, because normally the lions would attack people,” Sgt. Wondimu Wedajo said.

In Ethiopia, there are only about 1,000 lions due to hunters killing them for their fur and selling it for $1,000. Amazingly, the young girl was guarded by not one, not two, but THREE lions.

Chilling Lions

Credit: Diriye Amey/Shutterstock

So, why did they help this little girl instead of turning on her? Here’s why…