Panda in Washington – level 2

27-01-2016 07:00

Five months ago, a panda was born in Washington’s National Zoo. Zookepers closed the panda exhibit to give the mother and her baby time to bond.

The little panda’s name is “Bei Bei” which means “precious treasure” in Mandarin Chinese.

The public got to see the young for the first time. Some zoo-goers were really excited and you could hear them cheering when the doors opened. The cute panda was something like a rock star.

Difficult words: exhibit (a space where an animal lives in a place like a zoo), bond (to form a relationship – to love each other), precious (very important), treasure (a much loved person/animal).

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