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Shanghai whales retire to Iceland 2019.04.03
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AFTER one last show on 28 February, two whale performers from a Shanghai (上海) sea park finally retired after 15 years of entertaining humans. The two white whales, sisters Little White (小白) and Little Gray (小灰), will be sent to an ocean sanctuary in Iceland (冰島).
People had said for years that these whales should be returned to nature and the theme park, Shanghai
Changfeng Ocean World, had searched far and wide for the right place. The whales are among the first to go to the Icelandic sanctuary, which was set up by Whale & Dolphin Conservation and Merlin Entertainments.
However, the whales will have to go on a long journey before arriving. Their veterinarians and keepers have been training them to breathe underwater, etc, to help them go through the trip.

(This article is published on Goodies on 03 April 2019)


1. retire (v)
    退休

2. entertain (v)
    使娛樂

3. theme park (n phr)
    主題公園

4. veterinarian (n)
    獸醫





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  1. 1. What year did the whales start performing?
    A. 2000
    B. 2010
    C. 2004

  2. 2. Where have the whales been living at?
    A. Shanghai
    B. Iceland
    C. Beijing

  3. 3. Who trained the whales for their long journey?
    A. Zoo visitors
    B. Veterinarians and zookeepers
    C. Only the zookeepers

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