Lion and Tourists – level 3

25-10-2021 15:00

The Taigan Safari Park in Crimea, Russia released footage of a lion climbing into a buggy with passengers. The big cat cuddled and licked the tourists.

The driver of the buggy was a ‘lion whisperer’ named Oleg Zubkov who supervised the encounter. However, this comes just weeks after a different lion mauled a woman in the same park.

Difficult words: footage (video), buggy (a small car with an open top), cuddle (touch closely and kindly), lion whisperer (someone who can communicate, control lions), supervise (control), encounter (meeting, contact), maul (attack violently).

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