Albino tortoise – level 2
Albinism is a special condition when a person, animal, or plant has no pigment. As a result, the animals have white feathers or skin and pink eyes.
People usually have white hair and skin. Albinism can be dangerous for animals because their skin can’t protect them from sunshine, and they are also more visible for other animals.
Last month, two tortoises were born at a Swiss zoo. One tortoise was black, and the other was albino. The staff waited two days before they were sure that the tortoise was albino. Albinism is very unusual for tortoises, and only one in about 100,000 animals was albino.
Difficult words: pigment (the color in the skin or other body parts), visible (the area that others can see something or someone), albino (a person or animal who has albinism).
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