Directions(1 to 10):Bret Bonson loved animals (1) on a family owned
Zoo. He had grown up caring for antelope, deer and
wildcats. He was (2), at times stubbornly, protective.
Once, when a tiger cub was born with a deformed leg,
the local veterinarian and Bret’s parents (3)the animal
would never live a full life. Even so, the boy bottle-fed
the cub and cared for it. (4) Bret’s mothering, the cub
died, but Bret’s mothering (5) lived on.
He worked at a Safari park where, in 1980, he
trained his first African elephant and found his true
(6). From the beginning Bonson was (7) by elephants.
They have the (8) force to uproot trees and can outrun
the fastest human sprinter. But they also have (9)
fine motor skills. The same trunk that could (10) the
front end of an automobile.