Leopards in Russia

Leopards in Russia

Leopards in Russia

Level 1:

This news is about leopards in Russia. There are not many leopards in nature today. This is thanks to human activity. Now people want to have more leopards in nature again. They put three Persian leopards in nature.

These three leopards are from a centre for leopards in Sochi National Park. People trained them to survive in nature. People want to monitor them and help them if necessary.

Difficult words: survive (not to die), monitor (watch closely), if necessary (if needed).

Level 2:

People released three Persian leopards in Russia’s Western Caucasus in the first-ever attempt to put these animals back into the wild.

The Persian leopard once wildly populated this mountainous region. But by the 1950s, its population went down dramatically to almost zero as a result of human activity. People hope that these three leopards will be the founders of a new Persian leopard population in Russia.

They were born in the centre for leopards in Sochi National Park where people specially trained them to survive in the wild. People will monitor the released animals to locate and reach them in emergencies.

Difficult words: attempt (try), wildly (extremely), founder (somebody who starts something).

You can read the original story in the Level 3 section.

Three Persian leopards have been released in Russia’s Western Caucasus in the first ever attempt to reintroduce the endangered animals into the wild. The Persian leopard once widely populated this mountainous region but by the 1950s, its population declined dramatically, nearing extinction as a result of human activity.

In this video, conservationists look on as a trapdoor is lifted and two leopards leap out. They then run towards the trees in the distance.

These three leopards, called Victoria, Akhun and Killi will hopefully be the founders of a new Persian leopard population in Russia. They were born in the centre for breading and reintroduction of a leopard in Sochi National Park where they were specially trained to survive in the wild. Zoologists will monitor the released animals to locate and reach them in emergencies.

Difficult words: endangered (in danger), widely (in a large amount), decline (go down), extinction (when all animals of one type die), leap (jump).

Source: www.ondemandnews.com

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