Elephants retire from a circus – level 1

17-05-2016 15:00

There is a circus in the USA. It is famous for its elephants. They perform in the circus.

Eleven of the elephants now retire. They go to Florida. There is a centre for them there.

In the wild, there are fewer than 40,000 elephants. Two hundred and fifty are in captivity in the United States. Thirty-nine are at the centre in Florida.

Difficult words: circus (people who travel and put on shows with animals, acrobats, and clowns), retire (to stop working), captivity (in zoos and centres).

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