In a horrifying incident in Doullens, France, a lion attacked its keeper and bit his throat during a circus routine. On May 7, a lion tamer at the Buffalo Circus was taken by shock when the lion caught him by the throat in the middle of the performance. According to local reports, he was rushed immediately to the nearest hospital via a helicopter and his condition is still serious. Horrified people in the audience rushed from their seats as the tamer was dragged around the ring by the big cat.
The shocking attack was captured on camera and posted on Facebook by a spectator who says that her daughter is now scared of the circus.
The area was then filled with smoke to distract the lion as the man moved to safety. He underwent a successful surgery and is now recovering, and is in shock as he raised and trained the lion himself.