In Ethiopia a twelve year-old girl was abducted and beaten by seven men who were trying to force her to marry one of them. She had been missing for about a week when she was found by police and concerned relatives. When they found her, she was guarded by a pride of lions.
“They stood guard until we found her and then they just left her like a gift and went back into the forest,” Police Sgt. Wondimu said.
It appears that the lions heard her crying, chased away her attackers and guarded her until she was rescued. Naturalists speculate that perhaps her cries sounded like a cub in distress and that this explains why she was rescued rather than devoured.
That doesn't explain why they surrendered her though.
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