M: So zoochosis. Okay? It is a form of psychosis that develops in animals, dear listener, can you imagine? Held in captivity in zoos. So animals are held captive. To be held captive, to be in captivity in a zoo, not in the wild. You can say: Oh, I prefer watching animals in the wild. On the safari trips, for example, in Africa, not in captivity. Yeah? Not in zoos. Yeah. And if animals have strange behaviours, they're obsessive they have repetitive actions. So these are signs of zoochosis.
R: It is unacceptable.
M: Rory, I have a couple of wild animals and dear listener, you can use these wild animals and these words in these questions about wild animals just to avoid talking about monkeys... Yeah. Everybody knows things about them. So Rory, a babirusa. What is a babirusa? What do you think? What kind of animal it is?
R: It's a mammal or a bird.
M: But what is it? Like, describe a babirusa. A babirusa is a wild animal.
R: I'm going to guess, it's like a small monkey.
M: A babirusa, dear listener, you should google it now. A babirusa. It is a kind of a pig. It looks like a pig.
R: Okay... Not even remotely close then.
M: Babirusa. Oh, another one. Aye-aye is the name of the animal, dear listener.
R: I've heard of this before. Is that the thing with the... I don't want to say it's the thing with the big eyes, but it's not.
M: Yeah, it has big eyes. Yes. Correct.
R: Yeah, they're like... They're the tiny monkey things.
M: More like a lemur... What do you call it?
R: A lemur.
M: Yeah, so Aye-aye is a long-fingered lemur. Native to Madagascar. It is the largest nocturnal primate. Nocturnal meaning it lives at night. Yeah?
R: Yes. Well, no, I mean, all animals live but yes, they're active at night
M: It is the strangest primate in the world. Aye-aye.
R: Well, I don't know about that. I think people are the strangest primates in the world.
M: The last one, dear listener. Shoebill. Yes. Like shoes and bills. Shoebill.
R: That's a bird.
M: That's a bird. Yes. Correct. And it has a beak like a shoe, a Dutch wooden shoe you know like in...
R: Oh, the clogs?
M: The clogs, yeah yeah yeah, the clogs in the Netherlands? They have these nice shoes - clogs. And the bird which is called a Shoebill has the beak in the shape of this clog. Oh, dear listener, could you check out our premium episodes, Speaking Parts 2, and 3 for your super-quality IELTS Preparation. There is more vocabulary, even more grammar, and not so many jokes... no dad jokes from me. It's more serious. The links are in the description. And also our phrasal verb course is there for you to kind of boost your vocabulary for bands 8 and above. Thank you so much. Hugs and loves. loves and hugs...
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