The administration of the circus in Nizhny Tagil commented on the incident with the attack of a chimpanzee on an 11-year-old boy during a performance. They believe that nothing terrible could happen, since the trainers completely controlled the situation, and the animals were not aggressive at that moment.
The audience claimed that during the performance, the two monkeys “did not want to perform in any way.” One of them barely obeyed and performed tricks, and the second was capricious and refused. She fell into the hall and injured the leg of an 11-year-old spectator. When the circus performers tried to calm the animal and take it back to the arena, a boy of about five was also injured. He sat in a wheelchair by the aisle in the first right sector of the second row.
In the directorate of the circus TagilCity.Ru stated that the monkeys ran down the aisles and greeted the spectators. Thus, they denied the initial data that the aggressive monkey rushed from the arena into the hall. The administration also noted that the boy’s parents have no claims to the circus.
On the fact of the incident, the investigating authorities organized a check for the possible presence of signs of the article “provision of services that do not meet the requirements of the safety of life and health of consumers.”