Baby Gorilla – level 2

28-10-2016 15:00

Overnight, a baby gorilla was born at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California. When keepers came to work one morning, they got a beautiful surprise.

However, they could not get a very close look of the baby – baby gorillas are very small, and the moms hold them very close to their chests. Gorilla babies weigh between 1.6 to 2 kilograms.

The baby girl was born to mum Cocoa and dad Winston. She is their second child together.

The baby is the eighth member of the park’s group of gorillas. They are all western lowland gorillas which are critically endangered.

Difficult words: chest (the front of the body), endangered (in danger of dying out), critically (seriously).

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