Humane Lions!!

I came across an old and very intriguing piece of news.


In south-west Ethiopia, a 12-year-old girl was snatched by four men, on her way home from school early in June. A week later, kidnappers were moving her with police in pursuit, when three lions encountered the group and chased the men off. The lions stayed with the girl without harming her, before departing as police searching for her came near.

Sergeant Wondmu Wedaj told the media “They stood guard until we found her and then just left her like a gift and went back into the forest."


Lion attacks on humans and farm animals were frequent in the region, it was surprising they protected the girl.

A government wildlife expert said the lions may have mistaken the whimpering and crying girl for a lion cub and taken her into their protection.

It sounds miraculous isn't it?

Links:
http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2005/06/21/lions-ethiopia050621.html

2 comments:

Hardu said...

Wow! You really seem to find some really uncommon stories. Its nice to read them. :)

Casy said...

An acquaintance once asked me "Do animals have feelings?" I shall send him this link... hope he understands they do!