Elephants eat plastic – level 1

19-01-2022 15:00

Elephants in Sri Lanka are sick. They have nothing to eat.

14,000 elephants live in Sri Lanka in the 19th century. There are 6,000 elephants in 2011. One problem is that people kill many of the animals illegally. Another problem is the quality of water and land is getting worse.

Animals come closer to farms and homes. Farmers are angry. Elephants eat their mangoes and coconuts. Farmers build electric fences around their farms. Electric fences hurt or kill the animals.

Then elephants get to landfills. A landfill is a place with a lot of rubbish or trash. Elephants eat plastic. They eat too much. They die.

Difficult words: quality (how good or bad something is), electric fence (a fence with electricity in it which hurts someone who touches it), rubbish or trash (things which people throw away).

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