If the sun is above the man in this picture, where is he standing?
He is standing high off the ground, and all he has to walk on is a thick rope. People who walk high in the air on a thick rope are called tightrope walkers. This man dances up there too!
A person must be very brave to be a tightrope walker. They also must have very good balance. Walking a tightrope is dangerous, and if you fall, you will be hurt badly.
For most people, falling off the tightrope is enough danger. But this man is walking over a lion pen at a zoo in Beijing. If he falls, the lions will be waiting for him!
Luckily, he is holding a long stick, which helps him stay balanced.
This man is trying to break four world records. Besides walking over lions, he wants to walk a tightrope blindfolded, run for 100m, walk without stopping for 200m, and walk for 200m without the stick in his hand that helps him stay balanced. Good luck!
繩索 (sheng2 suo3)
欄 (lan2)，圈 (quan1)
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