Depressed polar bear dies – level 1

27-08-2014 07:00

This story is about two polar bears. They were born in 1984. People moved them to a South African zoo in 1985. The two bears became friends.

One of the bears has a heart attack. It dies. People find its body in the pool. The other bear gets depressed. It misses its friend a lot. The death breaks its heart.

The bear gets ill. Its heart does not work well. People put it to sleep. It was the last polar bear in Africa.

Difficult words: heart attack (when a part of the heart dies), depressed (very, very sad), miss (when you miss somebody, you want them to be with you).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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