River turtles in Bolivia – level 1

21-12-2015 15:00

This news is from Bolivia. River turtles are endangered there. People catch them. They want their meat and eggs.

The government helps the turtles. The government releases 100,000 turtles into a river. The turtles are very small now, but they will grow. They can be one metre long, 70 kilograms heavy and they can live up to 100 years.

The turtles are important to the rivers. They clean the rivers.

Difficult words: endangered (at risk of dying out – there aren’t enough turtles), government (the leaders/bosses of a country), release (to set free).

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

What do you think about the river turtles?


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