Elephants know the voices of their enemies

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An African elephant listens carefully.
Elephants can tell which humans might be dangerous to them.
(Photo courtesy of Karen McComb)

Level 3
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nancy Carson

Can you recognize different languages?
Do you say, “Oh, that sounds like Spanish,”
or “That sounds like French.”
Can you do it
when you do not understand the words?
Elephants can!

Listen to the story Elephants know the voices of their enemies. Reading by Nila Gopaul-Level 3

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Mount Polley mine disaster

Waste water going into Quesnel Lake in B.C.  (Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Waste water going into Quesnel Lake in B.C. 
(Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

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Adapted from The Vancouver Sun and The Province by Nila Gopaul

Listen to the story Mount Polley mine disaster – Level 3 
Reading by: Jessica Heafey

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Map of the affected area

Map of the affected area
(Illustration by Nola Johnston)

 

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Successful foster kids: Robert Davidson – Audio

<b>Robert Davidson lost BC government support at age 19.</b><br />  (Photo: Ric Ernst / The Vancouver Sun)

Robert Davidson lost BC government support at age 19.
(Photo: Ric Ernst / The Vancouver Sun)

This is the third part of a series about successful foster kids.

Listen to the story “Successful foster kids: Robert Davidson” – Level 2 

Reading by: Patty Bossort

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