Wild Bears Come to Towns – level 2

25-11-2020 07:00

Wild bears in Japan started to come closer to towns and villages. Between April and September, there were more than 13,500 wild bear sightings, which was the highest number in the last five years.

Scientists said that there were more reasons why bears came closer to people. This year was hard for bears because there was not enough food for them. Also, older people did not have enough energy to pick fruit in their gardens, and this fruit was very attractive for bears. The coronavirus could be one more reason because people did not spend so much time outside, and it was a good chance for the bears to walk in empty streets and gardens and look for some food.

Some companies try to find a way to keep the bears away. One company made a special machine that looked like a wolf. It roared loudly and moved its head like a real wolf.

Difficult words: sighting (when somebody sees something), attractive (when somebody likes something very much or he finds it very interesting), roar (a loud, deep sound that wild animals make).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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