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Mammals
Do Animals Have Bellybuttons?



Do Animals Have Bellybuttons?
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.33

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    bellybutton, navel, placenta, umbilical, uterus, mammal, easily, whales, longer, mothers, ever, birth, organ, cord, scab, cows


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     Spanish: żLos animales tienen ombligo?


Do Animals Have Bellybuttons?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Have you ever wondered about bellybuttons? All people have them. Do animals have them, too?
 
2     Many animals do have bellybuttons. Dogs and cats have them. Cows and elephants have them, too. Even some animals that live in water have them. Whales and dolphins have bellybuttons. All these animals and people are mammals.
 
3     Frogs, fish, lizards, and birds don't have bellybuttons. They are not mammals. Many other animals are not mammals, either. Only mammals have bellybuttons.

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Animal and Biomes Basics Theme Unit
             Animal and Biomes Basics Theme Unit


Mammals
             Mammals



Animals
    Amphibians  
 
    Birds  
 
    Deserts  
 
    Fish  
 
    Freshwater  
 
    Grasslands  
 
    Insects  
 
 
    Invertebrates  
 
    Mammals  
 
    Oceans  
 
    Polar Regions  
 
    Rain Forest  
 
    Reptiles  
 


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