Monday, 6 June 2016

ZhengHang learning log (Three)

Name:Chian ZhengHang
Index Number:8

Date:6th June 2016
What I did: I went to BBC, and I found this very interesting article on the and Decided read up on it

Words I do not know:
a deep, wide ditch surrounding a castle, fort, or town, typically filled with water and intended as a defence against attack.
An activist is a person who campaigns for some kind of social change. When you participate in a march protesting the closing of a neighbourhood library, you're an activist. Someone who's actively involved in a protest or a political or social cause can be called an activist.

Zoo officials have shot dead a gorilla after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati.The boy climbed over the barrier and dropped into the enclosure where he was grabbed and dragged by the endangered gorilla.The officials made a tough decision to shoot the gorilla dead as the situation was life threatening and a tranquillizer would not have had a quick enough effect.But, Two female gorillas in the enclosure did not approach the child and thus were unharmed.Cincinnati Zoo has temporarily shut its gorilla exhibit following the incident on Saturday.Just last week before this happened, two lions were shot dead in a zoo in Chile after a man entered their pen in an apparent suicide attempt.In a similar incident in 1986 on the island of Jersey, a Crown dependency of the UK, a five-year-old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure.He lost consciousness and a silverback gorilla called Jambo famously stood guard over him, protecting him from other gorillas and stroking his back. When the boy came round he started to cry, and the gorillas retreated, allowing keepers to rescue the child, Levan Merritt.
A life-sized statue of Jambo fetched £18,000 ($26,000) at auction, and he even appeared on Jersey stamps.

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