Migrants in a lorry with a bear - level 3
This is the moment police seized three migrants trying to sneak into Britain in the back of a lorry carrying a polar bear. After opening the rear doors and coming face to face with the animal, the men hid behind the bear’s steel cage. One-year-old Nissan from Moscow Zoo was bound for the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster.
The men were among a group of refugees who stopped a convoy of trucks outside Calais’ notorious “jungle” camp in the early hours of the morning.
One terrified migrant is seen to take one look at the one-year-old bear before running away. The other men spent 10 minutes huddled in total darkness before French police, acting on a tip-off, removed them from the truck.
Nissan who remained unfazed during the incident has since been settling into his new home.
Difficult words: seize (to catch somebody), sneak (enter in secret), rear (back), to be bound for a place (to be travelling somewhere), convoy (a group of vehicles together), notorious (well-known for something bad), huddled (close together), tip-off (a secret piece of information), unfazed (not shocked).
What would you do if you saw a polar bear so close to you?
How to improve your English with News in Levels: