Rhino is born in Denmark – level 2

04-02-2015 07:00

A mother rhinoceros gave birth to a baby rhinoceros in a zoo in Denmark. He is the first rhino to be born there in 35 years. The zoo released a video of his birth. Everything went smoothly and the mother and her little one are healthy and well.

The rhino baby, which weighed around 50 kilos, got onto his feet shortly after the birth. He took his first steps moments later.

Now the mother and her baby need to rest. The zoo will show them to the public when they are ready.

Rhinos are a critically endangered species. They are killed for their horns, which are sold in Vietnam and China. One kilogram costs 65,000 dollars which makes it more expensive than gold.

Difficult words: smoothly (without problems), endangered species (there are not many of these animals and they may die out soon), horn (a hard bone that comes off an animal’s head).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about the situation for rhinos?

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