Hedgehog café in Tokyo – level 2
In Tokyo, animal cafés are not unheard of. There are cat, rabbit, owl, hawk, snake and even hedgehog cafés in the city.
One hedgehog café is called Harry – this is a play on the Japanese word "hari", meaning "needle". The equivalent of 9 dollars buys an hour of playtime with 30 hedgehogs in the café. Every hedgehog is of a different kind.
One woman in the café said that it is very rare to see a hedgehog. The only way her children can see a hedgehog is to come to a place like this.
Difficult words: unheard of (not known), hawk (a bird which eats other animals), equivalent (the amount which has the same value).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think about this café?
How to improve your English with News in Levels: