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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Thomas Chipperfield - Why lions attack their trainers

King of the Cage
Thomas Chipperfield and Tsavo the lion

Following the news that trainer Faten El-Helw was attacked by a lion during a performance in Egypt (click here to read all about it), British big cat trainer Thomas Chipperfield has written an article in the Daily Telegraph online explaining why the animal behaved as it did. Read his article here.

Oh, and after reading the mane article do paws for a scroll down the 100+ comments where the refreshingly light-hearted tone includes plenty of puns and jokes, ie:

"Why do lions attack their trainers? Because they don't like any kind of shoes!"

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