"The lion is coming": crowds at a fair panicking at the rumour that a lion has escaped; representing panic among crowds. Lithograph after K.R. Reinhardt, ca. 1860.
- Reinhardt, Karl, 1818-1877.
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Shops, a circus, a zoo: crowds fleeing in panic. In the centre foreground, a self-portrait of Reinhardt seated paralysed in a wheelchair with crutches
The escape of a lion from a circus in Florence was the subject of a painting by N.A. Monsiaux, 1801. The escape of a lion from a zoo was the starting point of a novel by Max Kruse, Der Löwe ist los (1952?). Two lions, two tigers and a jaguar were reported to have escaped from a zoo in Lünebach in Rhineland-Palatinate on 1 June 2018: much panic ensued, until it was revealed that they had not escaped at all, they had merely hidden to escape a cloudburst and consequent flooding
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