Chimp escapes from a zoo – level 3

18-10-2023 15:00

At a zoo in northern Japan, authorities declared a twenty-four-year-old male chimp named Chacha missing after locals reported the primate roaming around their neighborhood.

The animal was scaling power lines when dozens of workers and animal experts tried to coax the animal down using a cherry picker. That did not work, so the veterinarian shot Chacha with a tranquilizer gun.

When the drug kicked in, the chimp fell down, and as he fell, he hit a lamp on the pole, which threw him off. He did not land in the nets and sheets that humans were holding below. Despite the seemingly painful fall, people reported that Chacha later made a full recovery.

Difficult words: roam (move), scale (climb up or over), attempt (try), coax (make somebody do something), cherry picker (a thing often used by firefighters or builders which can move people up in the air safely), tranquillizer (a drug which makes you relax or sleep).

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