Little Twin Elephants – level 2

03-07-2018 07:00

A national park in Kenya welcomed twin elephant calves. They are the first twins to be born there since 1980.

The babies are two months old now, and they stay close to their mother and big sister for safety. People make sure that they are in good health, as well. There are 58 elephant families at the park and 1,600 elephants in total.

Each family consists of female cousins, sisters and grandmothers who are the head of the family. The males leave their families when they are 10–15 years old.

Difficult words: calf (a young elephant), consist (make up), female (a woman), male (a man).

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