GRAPHIC WARNING: Video shows moment lion locks its jaws around keeper’s throat at family circus
Families were left watching in horror after a lion locked its jaw around a zoo keeper's throat at a circus in France.
The shocking video shows parents and children screaming as the lion attacked the keeper and dragged him around the circus ring.
Smoke can be seen filling the ring as staff try and distract the lion away from the keeper.
The incident happened midway through a show in Doullens, northern France on Sunday afternoon.
According to local media, the man was rushed to hospital where he is recovering.
A representative for the circus said the tamer had been working with lions for years and was shocked by its reaction.