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Lion Taming

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Lion taming happens in the circus and in zoos. A performer will do an act with an already-tamed lion. The first person to tame a lion was the Englishman Thomas Beckerson. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey had a famous success with Gunther Geben-Williams, who tames lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

  1. 1. What circus had great success with lion taming?
    1. a. Ringling Brothers
    2. b. Circus Circus
    3. c. Theatre Zinzanni
  2. 2. Who was the first person to tame a lion?
    1. a. Seigfried and Roy
    2. b. Thomas Beckerson
    3. c. Penn and Teller
  3. 3. Where do people tame lions?
    1. a. Circuses and zoos
    2. b. Labs
    3. c. The wild