A video showing the terrifying moment a trainer was attacked by his lions has resurfaced online.
Footage posted at the time showed frightened families looking on as the lion trainer was mauled by two big cats.
The video, filmed by a spectator from the USA, also showed Pinko fighting to regain control of the large animals.
But whenever you thought he had managed to the lions would attack him again.
His colleagues attempted to help him by hitting the lions with metal bars and spraying them with water using high-pressure hoses.
Eventually this worked and Pinko managed to limp away.
He later had an emergency operation for fix his injuries.
A lot of people who watched the video had sympathy for the lions.
‘That was awesome! hooray for the lions!,’ wrote one YouTube user.
Another added: ‘Well done lions, stupid humans.’
A user also quipped: ‘The line between “Lion Tamer” and “Lion Dinner” is very, very thin.’
The animals pounced on Oleksiy Pinko during his circus act in Lviv, Ukraine, a few years ago.