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Thursday, 8 May 2014

Thomas Chipperfield's circus lions and tigers

King of the Cage
Thomas Chipperfield 
brings big cats back to Britain
Just back from Peter Jolly's Circus, where Thomas Chipperfield and his big cats were drawing quite a crowd! A big story on this coming soon, but in the meantime, here are a few more pictures I took when the circus set up at Rushall, near Walsall in the midlands.

Lions and tigers, oh my!

What can a cat man do?
Chipperfield and Tsavo relax before the show

While the queue begins to form outside

What's life like in the cage with six Bengal tigers? Read my interview with Martin Lacey in Circus Mania - The Ultimate Book For Anyone Who Dreamed of Running Away With The Circus. Click here to read half a dozen customer reviews on Amazon.

A cat's life
Tsavo the lion relaxes backstage
Click here for more pictures of the Chipperfield cats backstage.

And click here for a review of Peter Jolly's Circus.

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