Woolly rhino is found – level 1

05-03-2015 15:00

People find a body of an animal. They find it in Siberia. It is 10,000 years old. It is the body of a woolly rhino. People name it Sasha.

The body is in good condition. It has wool, a face, one eye, an ear and teeth. Scientists want to study the body. They want to get its DNA.

The body was in permafrost. Permafrost is a type of ground. This type of ground is always frozen. This is why the body was still fresh.

Difficult words: woolly (when something has wool; sheep have wool, for example), DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid that carries genetic information), frozen (very cold; when the temperature is below 0°C).

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