Wednesday, 26 November 2014



Runaway Lion Panicked Circus Visitors in Macedonia



Text by Sinisa Jakov Marusic   
12 November 2012 | The animal escaped during a performance and horrified parents and children in the Macedonian town of Kavadarci, reported the Balkan Insight.

“It was horrifying, children were screaming and women were fainting,” an eyewitness described the scene to the Net Press news agency.



The police confirmed that there were no injuries when the lion, belonging the Hungarian traveling circus “Safari”, jumped into the audience during the performance.

Local media report that the fully grown lion escaped through a collapsed part of the cage barrier that separated the audience from the podium. Lion tamers were quick to rush in and sedate the lion with tranquilliser darts.

“The lion pulled the fence and hurled towards us… we all started to run and whole hell broke loose… the lion got agitated and they were having hard time restraining it,” another spectator recalls.



The police said it will investigate how the lion escaped. The circus officials have not yet commented.

 

 

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