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AN EXTRAORDINARY BCENE IN THE LION'S DEN. A strange incident connected with the wild beasts now being exhibited at the Cirque Napoleon, Paris, took place a few evenings ago. Just as the men were about to push forward the huge cage from the stable into the circle, they perceived that one of the lionesses had given birth to a cub. Batty was finishing his toilette, and the public had become impatient, but the essential was to save the young one, for the lions were preparing, as is their habit when in confinement, to seize on the young one and devour it. The lioness, on her side, was evidently ready to defend her progeny, and, in fact, a combat was commencing, when Mr. Lucas, Batty's assistant, entered the cage, and, with great difficulty, succeeded in rescuing the little thing just born, which he brought out and gave to a large bitch, which had been delivered in the morning, and which had been provided to suckle whatever the lioness might give. The cage was then pushed into the circle, and Batty entered among the animals. Some slight exercises had been gone through, when the poor lioness was again taken ill, and gave birth to another little one. The male lions, as before, pro- ceeded to spring on it; terrible roars were heard, and the spectators became greatly alarmed, and yet attracted by the scene. Cries from the crowd to cease the performance arose on all sides, and M. Dejean, the director, in order to prevent the possibility of danger, ordered Batty to withdraw from the cage. This he vl did, after having managed to save the little animal that had just seen the light. One of the men be- longing to the Circus held it up by the skin of the neck to the public; it was about as big as a full-grown cat, and seemed quite at its ease, never struggling or uttering any cry. It was, like-its predecessor, placed close to the dog already spoken of, and both could be seen the moment after suckling away with great apparent gusto. The spectators then withdrew, greatly excited by so unexpected a circumstance. In the bourse of the night the lioness gave birth to a third cub, she and the young ones ever since going on very satisfactorily. _———

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