Rhinos in South Africa – level 2
There are around 20,000 rhinos in South Africa. That is about 80 per cent of the wild rhino population. Sadly, poachers slaughter these animals for their horns.
South Africa uses drones and rangers to protect the animals, but they are not enough. People there are building an army of trained dogs. Humans can only watch out for the poachers, but dogs can smell them. This is very useful.
South Africa hopes that the dogs will help protect the rhinos. People also move some rhinos to other countries where they will be safer.
Difficult words: slaughter (to kill), horn (a hard pointy thing on a rhino’s face), poacher (a person who kills wild animals for money).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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