Family lives with lions - level 2

Family lives with lions - level 2

06-04-2015 15:00

The owner of a zoo in the Gaza Strip had to sell two lion cubs. A 54-year-old man bought them and brought them home – they became his family’s pets.

At the beginning, when the cubs were really little, they had to be breastfed by their mum. The man took them to the zoo every night. But the cubs became weaned recently, and they live in the family home all of the time.

The cats are now part of the local community. Children play with them when they go out for walks. However, experts say that having lions at home with children can be dangerous. The lions will need a better environment when they grow bigger.

Difficult words: cub (a young animal), wean (to start eating other food than a mother’s milk), environment (the place where an animal lives).

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