Giant stingray – level 2

23-03-2015 15:00

A man caught a giant stingray in a Thai river. It was over 14 feet long (4.3 metres), eight feet wide (2.4 metres), and weighed over 800 pounds (363 kilograms).

An American TV nature conservationist caught it. He and the fish were in the water and surrounded by a fence. He talked about the fish – the best news about it was that it was pregnant.

The fish and the information about it could help scientists understand this kind of fish better. They want to know why this fish still swims in earth’s fresh waters.

Difficult words: stingray (a kind of a flat fish), conservationist (a person who tries to conserve or protect nature), fence (a thing made of metal or wood that is around an area to keep something in or out).

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

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