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:
In the 1994 Census the numbers had changed dramatically. Now in 1994 there were only:
10 or less Wildebeest
The wild life in the park was almost gone.
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?