Zoo Has Problems – level 3

14-03-2018 07:00

A zoo in Indonesia is under heavy criticism again. This comes after the zoo made headlines for starving its animals, and then it closed in 2016 after an elephant died.

Now, a video has emerged of a visitor flicking a cigarette into an orangutan’s living area. The primate picked it up and started smoking. Animal activists are livid and want the zoo to take full responsibility.

Difficult words: starve (not give enough food), flick (throw by using fingers), primate (an animal such as an orangutan, monkey, or a gorilla), livid (furiously angry).

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