Beached whales in New Zealand – level 2

20-02-2015 15:00

Around 200 Pilot Whales beached themselves on the South Island of New Zealand. Around 25 animals already died.

Rescuers and volunteers are doing everything that they can to help the whales. People moved around a half of the whales into deeper waters. Whale beachings are common, but this group is very large.

Pilot Whales grow up to 6 metres long and are the most common species of whale in New Zealand’s waters.

Difficult words: beach (to be unable to move off of a beach), volunteer (a person who does something without being paid for it), species (a type of animal).

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Why do get whales get beached?

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