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Elephants
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.51

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    braches, multi-functional, despite, mild-tempered, molars, extension, lifetime, starvation, species, shift, rate, height, pounds, drape, length, dies
     content words:    Male African, Male Asian, Their African, Female Asian


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Elephants   

1     Elephants are the largest land animals. They are very smart, and they have two flat, large ears, a long trunk, and a pair of long, curved tusks. Despite their size, elephants are mild-tempered, friendly animals. They are also vegetarians. Living only in Asia and Africa, elephants can be seen on grasslands, in forests, deserts, and marshes.
 
2     How can we tell an Asian elephant from its African relative? There are many clues:

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