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''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Three Przewalski’s horses flown from Czech Republic to their homeland

Level: Intermediate B1

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Three Przewalski's horses from Prague Zoo have been flown to Mongolia to begin a new life in their country of origin.
Read this article about it from, then answer the following questions:

1) Are the horses male or female?
2) How many times has the Zoo sent horses to Mongolia?
3) Where will the horse's new home be?
4) Why did the horses almost become extinct?
5) Who is the horse species named after?

Answers below!


1) Female (mare is female)
2) Four
3) Gobi B National Park
4) Hunting and pressure from agriculture
5) Russian explorer Nikolai Przewalski

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