Protecting Animals in Australia – level 1

19-07-2017 07:00

People bring predators to Australia. These are animals like wild cats and foxes. They are now killing many small, endangered animals.

Australian scientists want to help these animals. They try new techniques. One idea is to build homes for the animals. The homes protect them from the predators. The animals already want to live in the homes. They do not have many places to hide.

The scientists also need help from people. These people work outside on the land. They want them to help with the animal protection.

Difficult words: predator (an animal that eats other animals), endangered (when a type of animal may die off completely), technique (a way of doing something).

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