Snow leopard is injured – level 3

23-05-2014 15:00

Chinese frontier guards have saved an injured snow leopard that was trapped in a coal mine.

Upon finding the leopard stuck in a drainage tank, the guards sought help from their nearby animal husbandry department.

With joint efforts, rescuers pulled the leopard out of the water using a fishing net.

One of the guards described how they found the animal struggling in the water and described the brigade’s shock when they discovered it was a leopard.

According to experts, wild snow leopards rarely appear at human residential areas, and it’s thought the animal may have wandered into the coal mine for food.

Difficult words: frontier (line or border between two countries), drainage tank (large container for water), animal husbandry (farming that involves keeping animals), struggle (to have problems with something), brigade (group of soldiers).

Source: www.itn.co.uk

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