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Desert Animals
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.35

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    addaxes, black-tailed, excess, inhospitable, survival, torpid, rainfall, living, conserve, shedding, easily, extinction, hearing, deserts, pounds, indeed
     content words:    Sahara Desert, United States


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Desert Animals   

1     Living in deserts is really hard! Indeed, with less than 10 inches of rainfall a year, deserts are dry all year round. To make matters worse, the temperature in some deserts can change drastically from day to night. The Sahara Desert of Africa, for example, can easily reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. After sunset, however, the temperature can drop to less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit! As inhospitable as deserts appear to be, many animals have found their homes there. How do they do it? Well, here are some amazing stories:
 
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