The Bronx Zoo Cares
The Bronx Zoo is enormous. It has 650 different kinds of animals. It has a total of 4,000 animals.
On a tour, you can see the animal homes. They are like the places where the animals live in the wild. For example, the gorillas in the zoo live in a forest with streams and trees.
Tigers have special homes, too. Tigers like warm rocks and cool water, and they have these at the zoo. The zoo controls the temperatures.
The homes are all hard to build and cost money. They show that the Bronx Zoo cares about its animals.
Which detail best supports the idea that the Bronx Zoo cares about its animals?
Read these sentences from the passage: The Bronx Zoo is enormous. It has 650 different kinds of animals. Which words help readers understand what enormous means?
Where do the gorillas in the zoo live?
What is the same about the homes of the gorillas and the homes of the tigers?
What was the author’s purpose for writing this passage?