Sloth comes to a Town – level 3
It's the stuff memes are made of! A sloth surprised neighbours of the Peruvian town of Pucallpa after he wandered in, in the early hours of the morning. The sloth that was first noticed by a shop owner as he was about to open for business. The businessman noticed the wild animal hanging around and called wildlife personnel.
Sloths are a critically endangered species, mainly because of human threats and predators. The animals move only when necessary and then very slowly and sleep for around 15 to 20 hours per day. They aren't very social and rarely come into contact with humans.
And so these locals gathered around to watch this one and take photos. Eventually, authorities came to the area to take him back to the natural park of the city where he had escaped from.
Difficult words: meme (a popular idea on the Internet), hang around (do very little), personnel (staff), gather (meet and form a group), authorities (the people in charge of an area).
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