Hippos in Russia – level 3
Hippopotamuses can be described as highly aggressive, unpredictable and among the most dangerous animals in the world. However, ten-year-old Zlat, Jana and Ida perform tricks as part of a touring circus show in Russia.
Their handler insists that the show is totally safe for spectators who are at times only a few feet away. The big animals roll over, jump over, and even play a real-life version of Hungry Hippos as part of the performance.
People reported that the hippo trio is fully trained without any physical force, but whether they want to perform is another question.
Difficult words: unpredictable (changeable in mood), handler (a person who trains an animal), insist (say that something is true), spectator (a person watching a performance).
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