A tiger, forced to perform tricks at a circus in Magnitogorsk, Russia, collapsed and began convulsing in front of a noisy crowd. The six-year-old tiger, Zena, had just completed a trick which involved her jumping through a ring of fire.
The shocking medical emergency
As reported by PETA, Zena was unresponsive and convulsing just feet away from the crowd. Trainer Artur Bagdasarov called for someone to bring over a bucket of water which was dumped on Zena’s head as she continued to seize on the side of the ring. A few moments later, Artur dragged the tiger away from the ring by her tail.
Finally, Zena appears to come around and rises to her wobbly feet.
Video of Zena’s medical emergency
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