Video taken following an initial attack on Ukrainian lion tamer Oleksie Pinko shows the trainer trying to keep the lion at bay with a steel rod.
The video shows the lion roaring, lunging and striking, and another lion joins in, biting down on the trainer's left arm.
Circus workers quickly attempted to hose down the angry lions, separating them from their prey. The crowd, including Shepherd's own two children, scream in terror.
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