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Daily English 761 - Animals in a Zoo

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Deborah: I can’t wait to see the elephants at the zoo. I wish I could see them in their natural habitat, but a zoo is the next best thing.

Zach: I don’t want to go to a place where animals are kept in captivity. How would you like it if you were locked in a cage and gawked at all day?

Deborah: The animals in zoos are lucky. They have a nice, safe place to live away from predators, and their handlers make sure they never go hungry. Zoos preserve endangered species.

Zach: If you think it’s so nice living in zoos, I’d like to see you switch places with a lion or a monkey for a month and see how you like it.

Deborah: Animals aren’t people. They don’t have the same wants and needs.

Zach: That’s what you think. One day, the animals aren’t going to take it anymore. They’ll rise up and break their shackles.

Deborah: And will you be their ringleader?

Zach: No, I’ll be their cheering section. It’s about time animals get some respect.

Deborah: Have you seen Planet of the Apes?! I’ll reserve a cage for you!

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