Exhibit at Edinburgh Zoo – level 3

05-12-2018 15:00

People transformed Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland with giant lanterns of mythical creatures from Scottish and Chinese folklore.

Unicorns, mythical birds, dragons and dinosaurs took 200 artisans from China more than three months to create. The result is over 450 hand-crafted lanterns forming a magical trail through the zoo.

The trail uses 50,000 metres of fabric and 80,000 LED lights, and the exhibit’s aim is to illuminate the crucial conservation work that the zoo undertakes.

Difficult words: lantern (a model made of paper or fabric with lights inside), unicorn (a mythical animal which looks like a horse with a horn), artisan (a skilled worker who makes things by hand), crucial (very important), undertake (tackle, work on something difficult).

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