Baby Elephant is Born – level 2

04-01-2017 07:00

An Asian elephant calf was born at Chester Zoo in the UK. The rest of the herd came to greet the calf. A camera filmed all of this.

This was a great moment for the herd, and Asian elephants in general. Asian elephants are endangered because of disease, loss of living space, and conflicts with humans.

Conservationists from the zoo are working in India. They want to protect elephants and the people who live with them. The zoo hopes that the elephant calf will teach people about elephants and why they are in danger.

Difficult words: calf (a baby animal such as an elephant, a cow, or a whale), herd (a group of animals such as elephants or cows), conservationist (someone who protects something).

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