Young Kangaroos in Trouble – level 2

15-10-2018 15:00

In the Canberra region in Australia, there are more orphaned joeys because of long, dry weather.

One organisation said that it had 378 kangaroos come into care in the last financial year. Two years ago, it only had 270 kangaroos. The orphans need special milk to keep them alive in the first 18 months of life. Rehabilitating and raising one single joey costs 500 Australian Dollars (around 350 USD). The charity needs to raise around $40,000 to be able to deal with more of the joeys.

Difficult words: orphaned (alone, without parents or another animal or person to help or to take care), joey (a young kangaroo), deal with (be able to care for something, work on a problem).

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