Baby hippo - level 2

Baby hippo - level 2

25-05-2015 15:00

At a zoo in California, an eight-week old hippo called Devi is getting to know her new home. She entered the hippo pool for the first time this week. She will be hanging out at the pool for four days a week.

Zoogoers could see the baby hippo though the glass of the pool. And it wasn’t just them who had something cool to look at. The people who were looking at her equally amused Devi.

Zookeepers took Devi’s father to a different area, so she could be only with her mother.

Difficult words: hang out (to spend time somewhere), equally (in the same way), amused (be entertained).

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