Lucifer the lion - level 2

Lucifer the lion - level 2

03-06-2014 07:00

Lucifer is a 30-stone (190 kilograms) male Asian lion. He is eleven years old. He lives in a London zoo, but he is moving to a new home. Vets and zookeepers carried out a health check before they moved him.

They anaesthetized the big cat and checked his stomach, chest and even his sharp teeth. His female cubs will stay in the zoo. Visitors will be able to see them in 2016.

Difficult words: vet (animal’s doctor), anaesthetise (put asleep), cub (baby lion).

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