The incident was reported at Tskhinval in the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia which borders Russia.
The video shows a lynx standing on a high chair as its managers can be seen gravely pulling the leash of the animal around its neck.
The video shows the wild cat pouncing at the middle aged trainer soon after and leaped high in the air to claw his chest, neck and head at the performance. It desperately swings its paws at the trainer who tries to shield his face and break away.
The circus worker did not immediately manage to calm the ward and drag her backstage. How seriously the trainer suffered was not specified.
The circus administration, however denied that the wild cat attacked the trainer saying that the animal was scared from the flashes of the audiences’ cameras.