New Type of Orangutan – level 2

10-11-2017 15:00

Scientists found a new kind of orangutan in Sumatra. This is the first discovery of a new great ape in almost 100 years. It is the Tapanuli orangutan.

The experts identified the new species by looking at the genes. They also listened to the sound of the animals.

There are only 800 of these orangutans in the wild. They are in danger of extinction.

Difficult words: discovery (identifying, finding something new), great ape (animals like the gorilla, orangutan, and chimpanzees), extinction (dying out).

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