Askold Zapashny two hours stuck in an Elevator with a tiger


Аскольд Запашный на два часа застрял в лифте вместе с тигром
The trainer and his pet were in an extreme situation.

Аскольд Запашный на два часа застрял в лифте вместе с тигром

Askold Zapashny and his tiger Ricky

Photo: Philip Goncharov

Tamer Askold Zapashny spent two hours in the Elevator along with his “ward” — Ricky tiger (predator named in honor of Ricky Martin: the brothers zapashnye all my tigers give the names of pop stars). It happened at the opening of the New theatre under the direction of Oleg Tabakov.

To stay in a cramped cabin with a predator Askold decided. The fact that tiger participated in the concert program, and in the end of the show Ricky was supposed to go on stage without a muzzle. The animal was brought to the theatre in advance, so he got used to the new stop. And to breed the most dangerous dvohsotkilohramovi animal and people, Ricky was placed in one of the elevators opening into a small hallway. That tiger was comfortable, the door to the Elevator was blocked and kept open — but the door was Askold.

Аскольд Запашный на два часа застрял в лифте вместе с тигром

Ricky is waiting for wanting to be photographed with him

Photo: Philip Goncharov

The news of the emergence of “Snuff” unusual guest immediately spread around the theater. Many participants of the concert came to admire the generous tiger. And wanting to take a selfie with a predator, Zapashny took by the hand and brought to his fanged ward. “But you already fed today?” they asked almost all photographed, fearfully glancing at Ricky. “Tiger was fed in the morning, gave ten pounds of beef…” — with a smile stilled the people Zapashny.

The appearance of a tiger on the stage came as a surprise to many

Photo: Philip Goncharov

The tiger, indeed, behaved very calmly. However, when Ricky has time to make one, from the corridor between the Elevator and the scene brought all the people. But the stage itself remained Oleg Tabakov with his troupe. However, Ricky behaved impeccably, all obeyed its trainer, waved at all the tail and slowly left the stage.