Gorongosa National park

Read the Below passage on Gorongosa National Park. Answer the questions that follow:

Gorongosa National Park is located in the country of  Mozambique . It is a large wildlife park in the Continent of Africa. The park once was teeming with life. Then in the year 1977 the country of Mozambique had a Civil War.   A civil war is when the citizens of the same country fight each other.  During the Civil war that lasted from 1977- 1992 the soldiers on both sides hunted all the wildlife in the park for food. They killed them almost to extinction. Extinction is when an animal no longer exists because the last male and female of the species has died.

After the war in 1994 they did an animal Census –  a census is an official count of something or someone. They had counted the animals in 1976 in Gorongosa Park. In 1976  they found there were:

14,000 buffalo,

5500 wildebeest,

3000 zebras

2200 elephants,

 500 lions

In the 1994 Census the numbers had changed dramatically. Now in 1994 there were only:

14 buffalo

10 or less Wildebeest

5 Zebras

300 elelphants

6 lions.

The wild life in the park was almost gone.

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Read the above passage twice. Answer the questions below. Blog answers here.

1. What country is Gorongosa National park located?

2. What continent is Gorongosa National Park located in ?

3. What does the word Teeming mean ( refer to sentence in reading for context clues)

4. What is  a civil war?

5.  When did the Civil War start in Mozambique?

6. When did the Civil War end in Mozambique?

7. Why did the soldiers hunt the animals?

8. What does the word extinction mean?

9. Name two animals that saw their population severely reduced by the civil war in Mozambique? Give before and after numbers.

10. What would you do to return the park to what it was before the war?

15 responses

  1. Stephen

    1.It is located in Mozambique.
    2.The content is in africa.
    3.I think it is the part of life.
    4.The same citizens fight each other.
    5.It was in 1977.
    6.It ended in 1992..
    7. They killed Animals because they are poor.
    8.exti

    November 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

  2. cameron

    1.Gorongose is locaed in mozambique
    2.Gorongose is locaed africa

    November 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

  3. Khalil

    1. The country were Gorongosa national park is located is Mozmbique.
    2. The continent were Gorongosa National Park is located Africa.
    3. The word teeming means alot of anumuls.

    November 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

  4. Zaire

    1. The country is in MOZAMBIQUE .
    2. THE continent is in AFIRCA.
    3.

    November 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

  5. Carlos

    1.Its in Mozambique.
    2. In the continent of Africa.
    3. he park once was teeming with life.
    4. war is when the citizens of the same country fight each other.
    5.the war started in 1977.
    6. the war ended in 1992.
    7. The soldiers hunted for animals to eat.
    8. extinction means the animals doesn’t exist.
    9.

    November 21, 2013 at 10:49 am

  6. DeaAndre Bloomfield

    1.Mozambique. park
    2.It located in Mozambique Africa .Africa is a continent.
    3.fighting for life.
    4.fight foor they country.Africa.
    5.The big war started 1977.
    6the big war end at 1992.
    7.Because they was poor and needed food to eat
    8.When anaimals do esitst like dinosaurs.
    9.1400 buffalo =up to 14 2200= 5 zebras.
    10.temming up for lifes

    November 21, 2013 at 10:49 am

  7. Ivan

    Gorongosa National park located in mozambique

    November 21, 2013 at 10:50 am

  8. Nikita

    1. The Gorongosa National Park It is located in Mozambique.
    2.The Gorongosa National Park is in the continent of Africa.
    3.In the artical teeming means a lot.
    4.
    5.it started in 1977
    6.it ended in 1992
    7.the solders hun
    8.
    9.

    November 21, 2013 at 10:50 am

  9. Carlos

    9. The zebras was 3000 and its 5 now.
    10. find the animals that were lived in the war.

    November 21, 2013 at 1:41 pm

  10. Ivan

    3.
    4.They figh fot they country for anamals.
    5.Stared 1977 end 1992.
    6.1992.
    7they was poor so they needed some food.
    8.The dont esxit
    9.3000 zebras = 5 200 loins = 6 in the wild life
    10 Dont save animals.

    November 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm

  11. nikita

    4.A civil war is when the citizens of the same country fight each.
    8.extinction means all gone.
    9.before 14,0000 buffalo after 14 buffalo
    before 2000 lions after 6 lions.
    10.I would add more elelphants so the population.

    November 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm

  12. cameron

    3.Working with animanl life.
    4.A civil war is when the citizans of the same country fight.
    5.The civil war started in 1977.
    7.For food becuse they where hungry.
    8.Extinction mean when a animanl speceis was died out.
    9.The elefhant and the lions before the war there where 2200 elefhants and 2000 lions and after the war there where 300 elefhants and 6 lions.
    10.To bring more animals from aother parks to Gorongosa park.

    November 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm

  13. Zaire

    3 .to help animals.
    4.civil is the same teem vs other.
    5.is in 1977.
    6.is in 1992.
    7.to eat food to live.
    8.the animals the species.
    9.the zebras and the lions.
    10.i will feed all the animals in the park.

    November 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm

  14. stephen

    8.It means that something died.
    9. They are the lions and zebras.
    10.I would make a fortress.

    November 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

  15. Khalil

    4 .what is a civil war it is when pepole fith agins eoter. 5.When did the war start in Mozambque 1977. 6. when did the war end in Mozambque 1997. 7.Why did the solders hunt the anumls for food thay killd 95% of the parcks anumls. 8. Name two anials that saw ther poplation sirvev the civil war crcerdiels and hiposse 10. What wold you do to return the anumls I will wish me powers in sumin all the anumls.

    November 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm

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