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