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25 October 2019 02:37

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Circus bear attacks trainer after being forced to push wheelbarrow like human

The trainer is seen leading the 270kg beast towards the side of the ring before it suddenly turns ferocious and pins him to the ground. The bear was forced to walk on its feet as it pushed a wheelbarrow to its trainer. A circus trainer was mauled by a huge bear during a performance in front of terrified children. The horrific incident was caught on camera by one of the spectators when the trainer ordered the brown bear to push a wheelbarrow on two feet in the show in the Karelia region of Russia. The trainer is seen leading the 600lbs beast towards the side of the ring before it suddenly turns ferocious and pins him to the ground.

Children sitting only a few feet away - with no protective barrier - are heard screaming as another circus employee kicks the animal. The animal was reportedly prodded with an electric shock device, as the audience fled for the only exit in the travelling circus' big top. Mum-of-one Galina Gurieva, 27, who filmed the shocking scene said: "My knees are still trembling. Another audience said: "It was an enormous bear, and they lost control of him." One added: "At first, for a few seconds, while recording the video, everyone thought it was a script. It is understood that the brown bear is a star attraction of the Anshlag Tent Circus and the show was named as 'Bow-legged and the Wheelbarrow'.

Travelling circuses with live animal performances remain popular in Russia despite growing campaigns for bans or curbs on such shows. Children were left screaming in fear after a massive performing circus bear broke free and attacked its trainer. Children sitting only a few feet away, with no protective barrier, are heard screaming as another circus employee starts kicking the beast. The bear was prodded with an electric shock device, as the audience fled for the only exit in the travelling circus's big top. Mother-of-one Galina Gurieva, 27, who filmed the distressing scene in Olonets town, said: "My knees are still trembling.

Another said: "At first, for a few seconds, while recording the video, everyone thought it was a script. Even after the bear was given an electric shock it "had time to walk in a frenzied state in the arena, thus terrifying the people". The bear is a star attraction Anshlag Tent Circus and this performance was billed as 'Bow-legged and the Wheelbarrow". Travelling circuses with live animal performances remain popular in Russia despite growing campaigns for bans. Audience members filmed dramatic scenes Wednesday of the brown bear slamming its trainer to the ground and an assistant kicking it in an attempt to rescue his colleague.

The animal was wearing a lead around its neck and attacked the man after it had pushed a wheelbarrow across a stage surrounded by onlookers. The circus said neither the bear nor its trainer were seriously injured, but authorities in the republic of Karelia have launched an investigation into the incident. SHOCKING footage shows a crazed circus bear savaging its trainer just feet away from horrified kids as families run away in terror. The performing bear is seen going wild in a Russian circus ring, attacking the man as children scream in fear. 6 At first the bear can be seen pushing the wheelbarrow Credit: East2west News 6 Moments later, the animal lunges at the circus performer - feet away from kids watching the show Credit: East2west News 6 A helper starts kicking the 600lb animal, while the performer's shoe can be seen protruding beneath the bear Credit: East2west News Children sitting just feet away - with no protective barrier - scream as another circus employee repeatedly boots the bear as it mauls his colleague.

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When that failed to stop the 600lb animal, it was electrocuted with an electric shock device as the audience fled for the only exit in the travelling circus's big top. 6 The attack seemed to be triggered when the man pulled on the bear's face harness Credit: East2west News Mum-of-one Galina Gurieva, 27, who filmed the distressing scene in the town of Olonets, north-east Russia, said: "My knees are still trembling. After the bear had been shocked into submission, the animal was said to be in a "frenzied state in the arena, terrifying the people". The bear was the star attraction at the Anshlag Tent Circus and this performance was billed as "Bow-legged and the Wheelbarrow". Travelling circuses with live animal performances remain popular in Russia despite growing campaigns for bans or curbs on such events. 6 The bear quickly overpowered the performer in front of the audience Credit: East2west News 6 Families flee with their children while the circus helper repeatedly kicks the angry bear Credit: East2west News