Have you ever wondered who was the first person to take the risk of taming a lion or how this hobby got started?
The first circus came to the United States in 1783. Wild animals were brought in cages and people would pay a fee to get a close up view. It was almost like a traveling zoo.
After the first lion tamer, Isaac Van Amburgh, stepped in the ring with a lion in 1833, it became a popular trend.
It soon became the highlight of a circus performance.