Ape Named after Luke Skywalker – level 1

19-01-2017 15:00

There is a new gibbon in the forests in China. Its name is after Luke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker is a character in “Star Wars”.

Scientists are studying gibbons in the mountains in China. They are primates. They are a new sort of primates because they are different from other primates.

They have different colours and different markings on their faces. They also have different songs between males and females. Gibbons usually live in pairs and they sing a song to each other. Mark Hamill, the actor playing Luke Skywalker, agrees with the name.

Gibbons also have problems. People hunt them and destroy their place of living.

Difficult words: character (a person in a film), primate (an ape, a monkey), males and females (men and women), agree (say yes).

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