People help a flamingo - level 2

People help a flamingo - level 2

19-05-2015 15:00

A flamingo at a Brazilian zoo broke its leg. Unfortunately, the bottom portion of the leg had to be amputated to stop it from getting infected.

The bird was given a lightweight 18 centimetre prosthetic leg. It was made of carbon fibre, which is a strong and light material, with silicon ends.

The flamingo still limps a little, but it is becoming more comfortable with its new body part. It can already put the leg under its body, which is a thing that flamingos often do.

Difficult words: amputate (to cut off a body part), prosthetic (not of the body; made by people), limp (to walk badly).

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