Penguin is getting fat - level 2
A penguin washed up in New Zealand. He was in a bad condition and people took him to a zoo. Now, he is better and he is preparing for the moulting season.
The moulting season is a time when birds shed feathers. It takes 2-3 weeks for new feathers to grow. Penguins cannot fish without their feathers, so they must build up fat reserves before every moulting season.
The penguin weighs 3.3 kilograms, and he will eat 1.2 kilograms of fish each day to reach 5.5 kilograms.
Difficult words: wash up (if the sea washes something up, it is carried to the shore), shed (to lose), reserve (when you save something).
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