Giant Japanese salamander – level 2
A Japanese student walked on his way to school when he saw a giant salamander. It slowly and casually walked down a footpath.
The student took a video of it and informed the police. They didn’t do anything. They only watched it go back to the river by itself.
The salamander wasn’t measured, so its length remains a mystery. Japanese salamanders are on the Red List as a near-threatened species. They can grow up to 150 centimetres. Most found in the wild are between 60-70 centimetres.
The student uploaded his video to YouTube. Over 1.8 million people have seen it so far.
Difficult words: casually (relaxed and not worried), Red List (list of animals in danger throughout the world), near-threatened species (there are not many of these animals in the world).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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