Rock Hyrax Babies – level 1

07-09-2018 15:00

In July, rock hyrax triplets are born at Chester Zoo. They weigh less than 250 grams. The rock hyrax is a small animal. It looks like a rabbit. The rock hyrax is much smaller than an elephant. However, it is related to an elephant.

It has two large incisors. Incisors are teeth; people have them, too. However, the rock hyrax has very big incisors.

The elephant’s incisors grow so big that they become tusks. Tusks are very big incisors. That is why the rock hyrax is related to the elephant.

In the wild, the rock hyrax lives in Africa and in the Middle East. It lives in rocky land. It also makes up to 20 different noises. It ‘talks’ with other rock hyrax with these noises.

Difficult words: triplets (three babies born at the same time), to be related to (be similar in some way), in the wild (not in zoos or parks).

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