Baby pygmy hippo – level 2

25-11-2015 15:00

Three weeks ago, a pygmy hippo was born in Bristol and it is doing very well. It does not have a name yet because people do not know if it is a boy or a girl. The staff of the zoo thinks that it is a boy.

The little hippo’s mother is very protective of the baby. She does not let anyone close. However, she does a great job as a mum.

There are only 3,000 to 4,000 pygmy hippos in the wild, so the new addition is great news.

Difficult words: staff (people who work somewhere), protective (she protects the baby very much), addition (a new thing, person, or animal).

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