This would be a big plug for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Or, at least I'm sure Aslan would be proud (if you don't know what either of those are, I refer you to the music post a couple down).
The story goes that some men were abducting this child somewhere in Africa. True story. This little ten, eleven year old girl was going to be sold as some a**'s wife. As she was whimpering and crying for help, she received it- in the form of a group of lions. No kidding. They came out of nowhere and ambushed the ambushers, till they all fled. And then the great cats stood by the girl on watch until the police arrived. At which point the guardians dispersed.
A little bit of Tarzan, a little bit of Sheena, a little bit of Second-Hand Lions, or the Jungle Book, or even Aqua Man (who has super-powers, Timi). But really I'm thinking two things:
1) The Christological (that means, it represents the figure of Jesus Christ, but not literally) Aslan.
2) Bruce Cockburn's (pronounced, Coa-bern, like James) "Wondering Where the Lions Are." Which was the song that the radio station played after that news bit.
Because I do, sometimes, wonder where the lions are.