Elephant bolt with lion cage – Melbourne

On this day …….. 1st September 1894

A panic occurred in Bourke street, Melbourne on the 1st of September 1894, owing to the elephants drawing the lions cage in Fillis Circus procession taking fright. The animals bolted down the street at a great pace, dragging the roaring lions after them, and finally came to a stand still by contact with a lamp post which was dragged away. The cage was uninjured and the lions including Pasha the one eyed lion although greatly excited was unable to Succour their liberty.