A lion recently lost the tip of his tail in an accident at the Oregon Zoo:
On Monday, during a big cat “training session” show at the Oregon Zoo, a lion named Zawadi was injured while a crowd of children looked on. Footage of the shocking incident shows Zawadi entering the indoor stage through a hydraulic door, which then proceeds to shut with him still underneath — chopping off the tip of his tail like a guillotine.
Despite being aware of what happened, the zookeeper presenting the show carries on. Only once the audience begins to shout does the planned performance get put on hold:
“His tail is bleeding a lot!”