The Biggest Cave in The World

The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the largest in the world and has its own underground river and jungle. It was discovered in 1991 by a farmer. There are no signs that anyone has ever lived in this cave or knew about it before this date. Son Doong means “Mountain...

Peanut the Turtle: The Full Story

This is Peanut the turtle.   When she was a baby, she crawled into this plastic ring used to hold beer cans together (a six pack of beer). She could not escape and so her body grew around the plastic. This is why she was given the name ‘Peanut’. Although...

100 whales die in New Zealand

More than 100 whales have died on a beach on the south island of New Zealand. They have “beached” themselves; swam into very shallow water and have been unable to move. There are currently 90 more whales in this situation and volunteers are attempting to...

Tiger population increases 30% in India

Vocabulary: to rise (v), to increase (v), to donate (v), elsewhere (adv). India is home to 70% of the world’s tigers. The population of tigers in India has risen from 1,706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014: this is an increase of 30%. The number of tigers in other...