Claire Heliot

  • 12 lions and 2 Boarhounds
  • A 12ft high, 30ft in diameter cage was built upon the stage “absolutely no danger to the audience”
  • The lions display their own agility by going through a circus performance, trotting round the ring and jumping over gates.
  • The lions sit down (on stools) to supper with their trainer, and are fed raw meat by Claire.
  • Claire talks to a 159Kg lion, who stands on two stools and then walks underneath him. While in that position she gently raises herself, and carries him on her shoulders and out of the ring.