Baby Turtles – level 2

18-05-2020 15:00

Thousands of baby turtles have hatched on a beach in eastern India. The name of this kind of turtle is Olive Ridley turtle. It is named after the color of its shell, which is olive-green. It is the smallest sea turtle, and it lives in the tropical oceans.

In March, hundreds of turtles settled in the beach and they laid eggs in the sand. One and a half months later, the small baby turtles started to come out from the sand. They knew where the sea was, and they started to move towards it. This was a dangerous journey, and not all turtles completed it.

In the past, people killed Olive Ridley turtles for meat and leather. Now, there are official limits that tell how many turtles people can kill. However, some people do not respect the limits.

Difficult words: hatch (when an egg breaks and a baby animal comes out), lay (to put something down in a place carefully), leather (animal skin that people use to make things such as shoes and clothes).

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