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The Zebra

A Very Quick Reader

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.96

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    hyenas, mares, stallion, unique, coastal, eyesight, fact, kinds, also, different, spend, feed, than, half, bark, near


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The Zebra
By Vickie Chao
Rewritten as a very quick reader by Cindy Grigg
  

1     Zebras are a lot like horses. In fact, horses and donkeys are their nearest kin. Zebras are known for their black and white stripes. Each zebra's pattern of stripes is different. They are unique like humans' fingerprints. Zebras live in groups called herds. The male zebra is called a stallion. The females are mares. The young zebras are called foals. Zebras have hooves like horses. Like horses, they can run fast. They may have to run from lions or hyenas because these predators try to eat zebras. They have very good eyesight. In fact, it is thought that zebras can see in the dark as well as owls can! Zebras are mammals. They live in parts of Africa. They live in grasslands, woodlands, and near coastal hills .....
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