Baby tapir is born – level 2

14-08-2014 07:00

A baby tapir was born at Chester Zoo. His mother was pregnant with him for 13 months.

Tapirs are often found in the jungles of South America and Southeast Asia. They look like pigs. but they are related to horses. The baby tapir is the first male to be born at the zoo in 8 years. He is brown and has lots of white stripes and spots. These stripes and spots will disappear as he gets older.

Difficult words: be related (belong to the same group), stripe (line), spot (small area on the skin).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you know what tapirs eat?

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