Animals in the City
Recently,there have been many reports in newspapers and on TV about big animals coming into towns and cities.What happens when big animals come into our cities? Is it a good thing or is it dangerous for us and the animals?
Wild animals usually come into cities to look for food.In Cape Town,South Africa，baboons（狒狒）sometimes come into the suburbs.They eat fruit from gardens and go into people's kitchens! Baboons are strong animals and sometimes they scare children and fight with pet dogs.Many people do not like them,but the city can be dangerous for baboons too.Sometimes,baboons are hurt in car accidents.The city council in Cape Town has a team of Baboon Monitors.Their job is to find baboons in the city and take them back to the countryside.The problem is that a lot of baboons will come back to the city to find food again.
In Berlin Germany,groups of wild pigs sometimes come into the city to look for food They eat flowers and plants and dig in gardens and parks in the city.They also walk in the street and cause traffic accidents.Some city residents like the pigs and give them food.But the city council is worried about the traffic accidents.They have told people to stop giving the pigs food and have put up fences to stop the pigs from coming into the city.
In Moscow, Russia there are 35000 wild dogs. They live in parks, empty houses, markets and train stations.Some of the dogs were pets that people did not want, so they left them on the streets. Others were born on the strets and have always lived there.A lot of people like them and are used to seeing them on the streets. They give the dogs food and water. They even build small huts for the dogs to live in during the very cold winter.
1.Many news reports concern big animals in the city.
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2.Wild animals often come into cities for the winter.
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