Christmas in the Zoo – level 1

22-12-2016 15:00

This news is from London Zoo. The animals get presents early this year.

The Sumatran tiger cubs are six months old. They do not wait to open their Christmas presents.

There are pieces of meat inside colored boxes. It is not usual. The keepers think that it is a really good activity. The cubs are full of energy. This activity takes all of their morning energy. Then they sleep like big kittens.

There are not many Sumatran tigers in the wild today. There are only 400 now. There were 1000 in the 1970s.

These cubs were born in London Zoo in June. They like their presents. Also, the meerkats have presents under a mini Christmas tree.

One of the best things about Christmas is the food. Most animals know that. Turkeys probably do not like Christmas!

Difficult words: early (soon), cub (a baby animal like a bear or a tiger), keeper (a person who looks after animals), kitten (a baby cat), meerkat (a little animal), turkey (a bird – people in the USA eat turkey at Christmas and Thanksgiving).

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