Giraffes eat ice – level 2
A heat wave hit North Macedonia, and temperatures reached 40 degrees Celsius.
Caretakers at a zoo in the city of Skopje wanted to cool down the giraffes. They cut fresh fruit and vegetables, for example, onions, apples and carrots, and they froze them in ice blocks.
Giraffes Casper and Floppy came to the zoo three years ago, and they welcomed the special treat. The giraffes came from Africa, and they were used to heat, but caretakers thought that it was a good idea to cool them down.
Last week, the temperatures dropped to 31 degrees Celsius, but the weather forecast said that it would be hotter again.
Difficult words: caretaker (a person whose job is to look after animals or people), treat (something unusual that makes the person who gets it very happy), drop (to fall).
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.