Photo diary: Egyptian big cat trainers host social media shows with lions from inside their apartment 

author_img Published :  02nd May 2020 11:54 AM   |   Published :   |  02nd May 2020 11:54 AM
Siblings and lion tamers Bushra, Ashraf and Youssef el-Helw pose with 5-year-old female African lion Joumana after performing a show inside their apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Siblings and lion tamers Bushra, Ashraf and Youssef el-Helw pose with 5-year-old female African lion Joumana after performing a show inside their apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
With the national circus closed, lion tamer Ashraf el-Helw, 26, has his big cats performing tricks at his Cairo apartment and posts videos on social media. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
With the national circus closed, lion tamer Ashraf el-Helw, 26, has his big cats performing tricks at his Cairo apartment and posts videos on social media. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Five-year-old female African lion Joumana sits on a table after lion tamer Ashraf el-Helw, 26, led a show urging people to stay home, from his apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Five-year-old female African lion Joumana sits on a table after lion tamer Ashraf el-Helw, 26, led a show urging people to stay home, from his apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Lion tamer Ashraf el-Helw, 26, sits next to his 5-year-old female African lion Joumana after hosting a show inside his family apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Lion tamer Ashraf el-Helw, 26, sits next to his 5-year-old female African lion Joumana after hosting a show inside his family apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Lion tamer Ashraf el-Helw, 26, leads a show with his 5-year-old female African lion Joumana inside their apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Lion tamer Ashraf el-Helw, 26, leads a show with his 5-year-old female African lion Joumana inside their apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Lion tamer Ashraf el-Helw, 26, leads a show on social media with his 5-year-old female African lion Joumana from inside his family apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Lion tamer Ashraf el-Helw, 26, leads a show on social media with his 5-year-old female African lion Joumana from inside his family apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Lion tamer Ashraf el-Helw, 26, feeds his 5-year-old female African lion Joumana after performing a show on social media from inside his family apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Lion tamer Ashraf el-Helw, 26, feeds his 5-year-old female African lion Joumana after performing a show on social media from inside his family apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ashraf el-Helw, 26, hugs his 5-year-old female African lion Joumana after performing a show on social media from inside his family apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ashraf el-Helw, 26, hugs his 5-year-old female African lion Joumana after performing a show on social media from inside his family apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ashraf and his sister Bushra el-Helw host a show on social media with 5-year-old female African lion Joumana from inside their apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ashraf and his sister Bushra el-Helw host a show on social media with 5-year-old female African lion Joumana from inside their apartment in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Youssef el-Helw takes a photo of Ashraf with his team mate Mahmoud, who works at the national circus and 5-year-old female African lion Joumana. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Youssef el-Helw takes a photo of Ashraf with his team mate Mahmoud, who works at the national circus and 5-year-old female African lion Joumana. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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