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megimoo
04-11-2010, 12:47 PM
Circus horror as three-year-old is sent 8 metres above tiger pit at Chinese zoo

Spectators screamed in horror as a three-year- old circus girl tottered 130 metres along a tightrope above an enclosure full of hungry tigers.

The six Siberian big cats eyed little Zhang Xiaoyan with anticipation as, buffeted by strong winds, she made her perilous journey with no safety net.Visitors criticised the crazy stunt which began when the wire was strung eight metres above the pen at Changzhou Yancheng Zoo, eastern China.

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Two young men began the performance – one cycling along the wire, one clinging to a ladder beneath.

When they reached the middle a tiger leapt three metres to grab the foot of the ladder. Then little Xiao-yan was ordered on to the wire.One visitor said: “It was terrifiying. She seemed un- steady and on her first step was nearly blown off .

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/04/01/circus-horror-as-three-year-old-is-sent-8-metres-above-tiger-pit-at-chinese-zoo-115875-22152615/

noonwitch
04-12-2010, 09:12 AM
The Wallendas would probably like to meet this girl!