Lucifer the lion – level 1

03-06-2014 07:00

Lucifer is a lion. He is eleven years old. He is 30-stones (190 kilograms) heavy. He lives in London, but he must move. He will have a new home.

Vets must check Lucifer before he goes. They make him sleep. They check his stomach, chest, mouth and teeth.

Lucifer’s babies stay in London. People can see the baby lions in 2016.

Difficult words: vet (doctor for animals), stomach (organ inside your body for food), chest (front part of your body between your neck and your stomach).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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