Young pelican is getting big – level 2

17-04-2015 15:00

Two Dalmatian Pelicans were born at the San Diego Zoo in California last month. Both of them are fine. One of them, in fact, is doing too good.

He is just a month old, but he is around 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms) heavy. The zoo staff must watch the pelican to make sure that he does not eat too much. If he eats too much, he will grow too quickly.

The two pelican siblings do not live together – that would be dangerous. Pelican siblings often attack each other. When they are both old enough, they will join the rest of the flock.

Difficult words: in fact (actually; we say this to show when something is important, surprising or to make the reader sure of something), staff (a group of people who work somewhere), flock (a group of birds).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Babies grow so fast... :-)

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