Goats stop fires – level 1

18-06-2021 15:00

The weather in some parts of the US is getting drier and hotter. Wildfires happen more often. Farmers have an idea on how to stop the fires. They use goats. Goats eat grass and leaves. This helps stop the spread of fires.

Goats are better than cows or sheep. Goats have long necks. They can eat leaves which are two meters high. They can climb on rocks.

One goat weighs about 45 kilograms. It can eat 5.5 kilograms of grass and leaves every day.

It is a good business for ranchers. Ranchers take their goats to people´s lands. People feel safer because fires will not come. Also, they do not need to mow their land.

Difficult words: wildfire (a large fire which spreads quickly), rancher (a person who keeps animals on a farm), mow (to cut grass with a machine).

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