Zoo Has Problems – level 1
This news is about a zoo. It is in Indonesia. The zoo has problems. People there do not give enough food to the animals. An elephant dies. The zoo closes in 2016.
Now, there is another scandal. A man throws an orangutan a cigarette. Someone films this on video. The orangutan picks up the cigarette. It starts smoking it.
Animal activists are very angry. They want the zoo to take full responsibility.
Difficult words: scandal (something which is bad and shocks people), animal activist (a person who tries to help animals), take full responsibility (say you did something wrong and that it your job to stop something from happening again).
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
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