Young Shark in Sydney – level 3
A juvenile Great White Shark is recovering in a public seawater swimming pool after washing up on a beach in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday.
The pool remains closed for swimming, but people have come to see the endangered species. A staff member from Manly Sea Life Sanctuary said that it was hard to say why such a strong animal beached itself at the moment but added that there is usually some underlying issue, such as infection or injury.
As other open ocean creatures, the Great White Shark struggles to navigate enclosed spaces. It will be, however, moved from the pool next Tuesday.
Difficult words: juvenile (young), sanctuary (a safe place for animals), underlying (something that is not obvious), struggle (have problems).
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