A lion escapes from a circus – level 3

17-11-2023 07:00

A lion escaped from a circus in Ladispoli, a seaside town near Rome, Italy causing residents to stay indoors.

The mayor Alessandro Grando urged caution as the police and circus staff worked to capture the lion. The animal named Kimba was eventually sedated and captured. Videos circulated online showing the lion wandering through deserted streets. Rony Vassallo, responsible for the circus animals, claimed Kimba posed little danger and expressed concerns about potential harm from fearful residents. In a Facebook post, the mayor thanked emergency services and volunteers, hoping the incident would lead to an end to animal exploitation in circuses.

Animal rights groups emphasized the dangers of using animals in circuses. Italy, yet to implement restrictions, faces calls to ban wild animals in entertainment.

Difficult words: sedated (administered a drug to make someone or something calm or sleep), exploitation (treating someone unfairly to benefit from their work).

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