Rochester, IN Lion Trainer Attacked by Lion, Jan 1935

Clyde Beatty Hurt In Attack of Lion

ROCHESTER, In. Jan. 16--(UP)--Clyde Beatty, animal trainer of circus and screen, today was reported seriously injured by a newly imported Nubian lion which attacked him in a training cage.

The animal leaped upon Beatty with such force that the trainer was knocked across a 40 foot arena. Several ribs were fractured and the lion's claws left deep wounds.

Beatty fought off the lion with a chair until assistants came to his aid.

Ogden Standard Examiner, Ogden, UT 16 Jan 1935