295. Why Does Botswana Want to Send 20,000 Elephants to Germany? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Thinking in English

May 6 2024 • 21 mins

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Botswana’s president made worldwide news headlines in April after he threatened to send 20,000 elephants to Germany. Why did he do this? What is the connection between elephants, hunting and conservation?

Today’s episode of Thinking in English is going to touch on topics including hunting, endangered species, elephant conservation, and more! And we will learn some new vocabulary while testing your listening comprehension.

TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/05/06/294-why-does-botswana-want-to-send-20000-elephants-to-germany-english-vocabulary-lesson/

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  • Big Game (Noun Phrase): Large and exotic animals, typically hunted for sport or trophy collection.
  • Trophy (Noun): An object, such as an animal's head or horns, kept as a symbol of a successful hunt.
  • Hunt (Verb): The act of capturing or killing wild animals.
  • Endangered (Adjective): at risk of extinction or disappearance from the wild.
  • Conservation (Noun): the protection and preservation of natural resources and ecosystems.
  • Cull (Verb): to selectively slaughter a portion of a wild animal population for management purposes.
  • Overpopulation (Noun): the condition of having too many individuals of a species in a given area.
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