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WALT: I am learning to make predictions on the text by looking at the tittle, subtitles and the visual cues.
I predicted that this article is about....
Fast running animals get hungry because they run too much.
Rabbits arrived in New Zealand in the 1940s.
Rabbits and different kinds of animals getting introduced to New Zealand.
Ferrets, Weasels and Stoats came to New Zealand in a ship.
Farmers are happy because the harmful animals are dieing.
Ferrets got sick and passed its illness on to other ferrets on the ship.
Stoats ate rats and mouses.
After I read the article, I found out that.......
Between 1884 and 1886, around 4000 ferrets, 3100 weasels, and 140 stoats were set free onto New Zealand. Animals travelling by sea needed to be well fed, comfortable, and calm. Ferrets, Stoats, and Weasels all belong to the mustelid family. There are 54 species in this family, including Badgers and Otters.