Circus lion’s life is sparred after attacking trainer

A trainer was wounded after a lion attacked him during a performance at the Buffalo Circus in Doullens, France on May 7th, according to video and a statement from the circus.

The trainer, who French media identified as 35-year-old Steeve Loberot, suffered wounds to his head and throat. He was able to escape from the cage and was rushed to a local hospital.

He underwent surgery and is expected to recover, the circus director said in a statement.

On Facebook, the circus said they will not euthanize the lion.

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