It only took a second for a stressed-out circus lion to pounce through a safety net and into the crowd. The arena erupted in screams as the trainer struggled to pull the leashed lion off a 4-year-old girl — and then the footage went dark. This was the terrifying scene recently caught on camera at a circus in Krasnodar, Russia, which features animals doing tricks just feet away from the crowd.
The child is in intensive care in Russia after she was left with a bite on her face spanning from her ear to her chin, according to a medic. Terrifying footage captures the moment a circus lioness lunges at a four-year-old girl in the middle of its act. The horrifying video shows how the animal suddenly broke off from performing before it reportedly mauled the helpless child in Russia.
To France for example, where Cirque Arlette Gruss is packing its tent to the seams, performance after performance. As a child, art scholar and circus fanatic Lien Vanbossele had already seen this circus in action. A quarter of a century later she traveled to Lille to treat herself to a portion of pure nostalgia.
By signing, you accept Care2's terms of service and agree to receive communications about our campaigns through email and other methods. You can unsub at any time here. For one family, a trip to Nikulin's Circus in Moscow almost turned deadly. Earlier this week, circus-goers were waiting outside of the ring before the circus performance when a trainer decided to walk his leopardess through the crowd.
The girl has been hospitalised for treatment of her injuries, said the Investigative Committee, which is probing Sunday's Oct 28 incident. The incident occurred at a show in Uspenskoye village in Krasnodar region some 1,km south of Moscow. Amateur footage broadcast on television showed the animal, held on a lead by a lion tamer, pouncing suddenly on the child.
A little girl was attacked by a lioness, after the animal burst through a safety net at a circus in Russia. The four-year-old girl, named as Ksenia, survived the attack but doctors have warned her she will be left 'scarred for life'. The lion pulled the girl into the ring and mauled her during the show, as members of the audience looked on horrified.
Such attacks are frequent in Russia, where acts using wild animals and poorly regulated travelling circuses are still common. MOSCOW: A circus lion pounced on a four-year-old girl, ripping its claws into her face, during a show in southern Russia that was intended for young children, officials said Monday. The girl has been hospitaliseds, said the Investigative Committee, which is probing Sunday's incident.
MOSCOW: A circus lion pounced on a four-year-old girl, ripping its claws into her face, during a show in southern Russia that was intended for young children, officials said Monday. The girl has been hospitalised for treatment of her injuries, said the Investigative Committee, which is probing Sunday's incident. The incident occurred at a show in Uspenskoye village in Krasnodar region some 1, kilometres miles south of Moscow.
The circus holds a prestigious place in Russian national culture, with many acts traditionally involving circus animals. Animal rights activists in Russia have argued that circus animals are often mistreated. The girl was mauled by a lioness while sitting in the front row during a live circus performance. The child was admitted with deep wounds to a local hospital where she underwent a medical operation.