Goats stop fires – level 2

18-06-2021 15:00

Farmers in California, US, use goats to stop fires which are becoming more and more frequent in the southwestern part of the US.

How does it work? Farmers get goats which eat dry grass and brush. Goats can get to rocky cliffs and to other places where cows or sheep cannot get. Goats can stretch their necks up to 2 meters, and they bite branches and leaves. One goat which weighs 45 kilograms can eat 5.5 kilograms of brush.

Companies or people pay money to ranchers who bring their goats in trailers. It is a good business for ranchers and a big help for people who are afraid of wildfires.

Difficult words: frequent (when something happens often), brush (a lot of plants), branch (a part of a tree on which green leaves grow), rancher (a person who runs a large farm and he keeps animals there).

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