India’s Oldest Chimpanzee – level 2

20-12-2017 07:00

Chimpanzees live longer in captivity than they do in the wild. Rita is India’s oldest chimpanzee and she turned 58 years old last Friday.

School children marked the occasion with a birthday cake. Rita likes honey, nuts, fruit and toys. She usually breaks her toys, but she is still is a gentle chimpanzee.

Rita was born in Amsterdam Zoo in 1960. People brought her to New Delhi, India, when she was four.

Difficult words: captivity (in a zoo or park), mark (celebrate), occasion (a special event).

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