The crocodile, Fyodor, got sick after the unexpected slam and threw up for three hours. A medical examination of the animal revealed that he had not suffered internal injuries, but he was held out of his next performance, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported. Circus officials expect that Fyodor will be able to return to performing by the weekend.
Fyodor was reportedly experiencing shock symptoms, as was the Soviet Circus accountant who fell on him. The accountant also suffered cuts and bruises.
An official reprimand was issued to the accountant, and she was "advised to lose weight" and "observe safety precautions" by wearing her seatbelt in the future.