Horrific footage has emerged of the shocking moment a lion tamer is killed by one of the beasts during a live show.
The man was performing for a crowd in a circus show in Alexandria, northern Egypt, when the attack happened.
According to a security source quoted by Al Arabiya.net, the victim was 35-year-old Shaheen Islam, who worked as a trainer in the Alexandria’s Lion village.
Islam died from the horrific injuries he sustained in the attack.
The trainer was reportedly giving a presentation for students when the animal turned on him.
Video shot by an audience member shows the lion tamer standing nose-to-nose with the fearsome beast.
But soon afterwards, everything goes wrong, as the animal charges and leaps on top of the helpless circus worker.
With only a stick to protect himself, Islam is at the mercy of the predatory big cat.