India’s Oldest Chimpanzee – level 3

20-12-2017 07:00

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

School children marked the occasion with a birthday cake with her favourite honey and nuts. She also likes fruit and toys, of which she generally breaks. However, people say that Rita is a very gently, ladylike chimpanzee. She was born in Amsterdam Zoo in 1960, and people brought her to New Delhi at four years old.

Difficult words: mark (celebrate), occasion (a special event).

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