Rock Hyrax Babies – level 2

07-09-2018 15:00

On July 19, three rock hyrax triplets were born at Chester Zoo in England. They weighed less than 250 grams. These furry little animals look a little like a rabbit.

They are much smaller than elephants but they are related to them. One similarity is that their two large incisors grow like an elephant’s tusks.

In the wild, the rock hyrax lives in Africa and in the Arabian Peninsula in rocky land. They also make up to 20 different noises to communicate with one another.

Difficult words: furry (covered in fur – thick hair), be related to (be genetically similar in some way), incisor (a skinny tooth used for cutting), tusks (the very big ‘teeth’ of an elephant).

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