Lonely Planet Writer

Egyptian lion tamer attacked during show

Lion tamer attacked during show.
Lion tamer attacked during show. Image by fortherock / CC BY-SA 2.0

Celebrated lion tamer Faten El-Helw was attacked during a circus performance in the Egyptian city of Tanta. The lion, named Mandy, pounced on El-Helw while she was dancing in the ring as part of the show, and pinned her down. She was quickly rescued by assistants and is currently preparing for her next show. Read more and watch the footage here: metro.co.uk