This story is taken from Explorer magazine, a nonfiction reading resource for learners in second to fifth grades, published by National Geographic Society. Have your learners read the story.

Rhino Rescue

While all five rhinoceros species are endangered, none is more so than Indonesia's Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis).

captive breeding
Noun

reproduction of rare species controlled by humans in a closed environment, such as a zoo.

Noun

management of a natural resource to prevent exploitation, destruction, or neglect.

Noun

organism threatened with extinction.

Noun

process of complete disappearance of a species from Earth.

poacher
Noun

person who hunts or fishes illegally.

reproduce
Verb

to create offspring, by sexual or asexual means.

Noun

group of similar organisms that can reproduce with each other.