Thousands of penguins die – level 1

30-08-2023 07:00

Melting ice in Antarctica kills baby penguins.

Satellite pictures show no ice in December. It is a big problem for penguins. Penguins usually hatch eggs on ice which melts in summer. It means that they have no place to breed. When the ice melts, around 9,000 baby penguins die. They have no place to have babies. 13 colonies of penguins die.

Climate change makes this problem worse. Almost 30% of penguins have no home last year. Last year is the worst in history.

Difficult words: melt (when ice changes into water), hatch (when an egg opens and a baby animal is in it), colony (a group of animals or birds).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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