Lion mauls circus trainer in France

The pair had been working together for years

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A lion has mauled a circus trainer during a performance in France.

The trainer was badly wounded in the head and throat, and was operated on for several hours.

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The circus said that the 220kg lion and the trainer had been working together for years and it was unclear what had prompted the lion to attack.

They have said that the animal will not be euthanised as a result of the incident.

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