New Type of Orangutan – level 3

10-11-2017 15:00

Scientists announced that they discovered a new species of orangutan in Sumatra, describing a new great ape in almost a century.

The experts identified the species by examining the sounds that it makes and looking at its genes. There are only 800 specimens of the Tapanuli orangutan left in the wild, and the primates are in danger of going extinct because their habitat in Sumatra is under threat.

Difficult words: announce (officially say something), species (an animal kind), specimen (an individual animal), habitat (an animal’s natural home), under threat (in danger).

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