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From the Ted Talk by Barbara J. King: Grief and love in the animal kingdom

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So we're into birds now. So Harper and Kohl were resiad at a foie gras factory, and they were treated cruelly. Foie gras does involve force-feeding of brdis. So this hurt their bdieos, and their spirits were not in good shape, either. But thankfully, they were rsceued by a farm sanctuary in upstate New York. And for four years, they siezailbtd, and they were fast friends. They often took themselves to a small pond on the peotrrpy. Then, Kohl started to have really iabtlcnatre pain in his legs, and it was clear to the sanctuary that he had to be euthanized humanely, and he was. But then the sanctuary workers did a brilliant thing, because they brought Harper to the body to see. And at first, Harper prodded the body of his friend, but then he laid himself over it, and he stayed there for over an hour with his friend. And in the wkees after, he had a hard time. He would go back to that same pond where he had been with Kohl, and he didn't want any other friends. And within two mhtons, he died as well.

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So we're into birds now. So Harper and Kohl were ______ at a foie gras factory, and they were treated cruelly. Foie gras does involve force-feeding of _____. So this hurt their ______, and their spirits were not in good shape, either. But thankfully, they were _______ by a farm sanctuary in upstate New York. And for four years, they __________, and they were fast friends. They often took themselves to a small pond on the ________. Then, Kohl started to have really ___________ pain in his legs, and it was clear to the sanctuary that he had to be euthanized humanely, and he was. But then the sanctuary workers did a brilliant thing, because they brought Harper to the body to see. And at first, Harper prodded the body of his friend, but then he laid himself over it, and he stayed there for over an hour with his friend. And in the _____ after, he had a hard time. He would go back to that same pond where he had been with Kohl, and he didn't want any other friends. And within two ______, he died as well.

Solution

  1. bodies
  2. months
  3. intractable
  4. rescued
  5. property
  6. stabilized
  7. birds
  8. raised
  9. weeks

Original Text

So we're into birds now. So Harper and Kohl were raised at a foie gras factory, and they were treated cruelly. Foie gras does involve force-feeding of birds. So this hurt their bodies, and their spirits were not in good shape, either. But thankfully, they were rescued by a farm sanctuary in upstate New York. And for four years, they stabilized, and they were fast friends. They often took themselves to a small pond on the property. Then, Kohl started to have really intractable pain in his legs, and it was clear to the sanctuary that he had to be euthanized humanely, and he was. But then the sanctuary workers did a brilliant thing, because they brought Harper to the body to see. And at first, Harper prodded the body of his friend, but then he laid himself over it, and he stayed there for over an hour with his friend. And in the weeks after, he had a hard time. He would go back to that same pond where he had been with Kohl, and he didn't want any other friends. And within two months, he died as well.

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