Baby orangutan - level 2

Baby orangutan - level 2

27-02-2014 07:00

A baby orangutan was born at a safari park in East Java on Valentine’s Day. The birth is extra special because the male baby is a Borneo orangutan which is an endangered species.

The mother was very protective of her baby, so the zookeepers couldn’t get near him for the first few days. But now, they’ve got close to him and named him Dana. A park vet said that everything was going well with both the mother and the baby.

Orangutans are the last great apes of Asia. There were a lot of them in the region once, but now there are only 45,000 to 69,000 orangutans in the wild.

Difficult words: endangered species (animals which may die out soon), vet (veterinary doctor), ape (animal which is similar to a monkey but has no tail), wild (nature).

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