Hippos in Russia – level 2

01-11-2018 15:00

Hippos are highly aggressive, easily frightened, unpredictable, and one of the most dangerous animals in the world. People can also use them for fighting, but in Russia they do tricks at a circus show.

One circus has three hippos, and their handler says that the show is completely safe for people. Even when the hippos get very close to people, they do not seem afraid.

The hippos are fully trained and no one uses physical force on them to perform. They roll over, jump, and even play a real-life version of Hungry Hippos.

Difficult words: frightened (scared), unpredictable (when someone’s behaviour changes without warning), handler (a person who trains an animal).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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