The Kangaroo

A kangaroo kept getting out of his enclosure at the zoo.

Knowing that he could hop high, the zoo officials put up a ten-foot fence. He was out the next morning, just roaming around the zoo. A twenty-foot fence was put up. Again he got out.

When the fence was forty feet high, a camel in the next enclosure asked the kangaroo, "How high do you think they'll go?"

The kangaroo said, "About a thousand feet, unless somebody locks the gate at night!"

Vocabulary Help

  • enclosure - encarceramento, jaula
  • feet - aproximadamente 30 cm
  • fence - cerca
  • gate - portão
  • get out - sair
  • high - alto
  • hop - pular
  • how high - qual altura
  • lock - fechar
  • put up - construir
  • roaming around - circulando pelo


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