This is the terrifying moment a lion suddenly attacked a circus trainer in front of a large audience of children and parents in Ukraine.
The crowd screamed in fear as well-known Hamada Kouta was overpowered by an irate big cat which sank its teeth into his arm and clawed him.
A video shows how the 32-year-old was floored by the beast which suddenly turned aggressive in the ring.
His arm, leg and back were mauled and clawed before he managed to fight the animal off.
Source: Al Bawaba