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Chikombo's story

Chikombo lives in Africa.

He has big ears. He has very, very, very big ears. They almost look like wings. But he can’t fly.

He can swim. He’s very good at swimming. He can swim across the great Zambezi River, all the way to the other side. 

He eats leaves, and sometimes he eats fruit and roots. It’s funny, but the food on the other side of the river always looks better. Chikombo can’t see the food very well, because it’s so far away. But it’s true – it always look nicer than the food on this side.

He doesn’t cross the river alone. Oh, no … that would be dangerous. The hippos are bigger than he is, and they are NOT very friendly. They think that the river belongs to them. 

They get in the way. They swim under him. They want to scare him. But his Mum looks after him. She’s bigger than the hippos. 

She has big ears, too. And two long teeth. They’re so long, and pointed, she can use them to dig. She digs tasty roots out of the ground for Chikombo to eat.

And she has a very, very long nose. She can twist it and turn it. She can even fill it with water. Then she squirts the water at Chikombo, to make him cool and clean. And she has kind of ‘fingers’ at the end of her nose. She can use her nose to pull leaves from high trees.

What else can I say about Chikombo? For a baby he’s pretty big, but he’s still cute. He has some hair, but not much, and his skin is a bit wrinkly even though he’s so young. And he’s grey.

What kind of animal is Chikombo?

Chikombo生活在非洲


他有着一对大耳朵,一对非常、非常、非常大的耳朵,仿佛一对的翅膀,不过他并不会飞。


他会游泳,而且游得非常好,甚至可以横跨整条赞比西河。


他以树叶为食,有时也会吃些水果和植物的根茎。说来好笑,在a眼里,河对岸的食物总是看起来更好吃。尽管Chikombo根本看不清它们,因为距离太远了。但这是事实,对岸的食物看起来就是比这边的好。


不过,他并不会独自过河,哦不,那可太危险了。水里的河马比他大得多,而且一点也不友善,在他们眼里,这条河流只属于自己。


河马会挡住他的去路,在水里潜伏着,他们想要吓唬他。但并不要紧,他的妈妈会照顾好他的,她可比河马还要大。


他的妈妈也有着一对大耳朵,还长着两颗长牙。两颗又长又尖的牙,她会拿这两颗长牙来挖地,从地底下挖出植物的根茎给Chikombo吃。


同时,她还有着很长、很长的鼻子,她可以随意扭动这长长的鼻子,甚至可以拿鼻子吸水,把水喷在Chikombo的身上,让他更凉快也更干净。并且,她鼻子的顶端长着某种手指,让她可以用鼻子从大树上抓叶子吃。


我还能想到哪些关于Chikombo的事儿呢?他是个小孩,却有着巨大的身体,但依然很可爱。他身上长着毛,但并不多。他很年幼,可皮肤却有些褶皱。而且,他的皮肤是灰色的。


那么,Chikombo是哪种动物呢?

Chikombo's story

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