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The Quiet King of the Jungle

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.67

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     challenging words:    soften, unsuspecting, sneaking, silence, sneak, roar, leap, allow, prominent, sharp, ears, meal, pride, step, than, fact
     content words:    Quiet Queens


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The Quiet King of the Jungle
By Erin Horner
  

1     Lions are called the Kings of the Jungle. These strong animals are known for their sharp teeth and claws and their loud roar. But did you know that lions can also be very quiet? In fact, this is the way they prefer to hunt.
 
2     Both lions' and lioness's bodies are made for hunting. This is a good thing, as they must hunt to survive. They have great ears. These allow them to listen for prey that is close or far away. They have special teeth called canines. These help them hold down and eat their prey. Lions also have bigger eyes than any other animal that eats meat. These sharp eyes help them to see prey even when it is miles away.
 
3     Lions also have another, less prominent hunting tool- pads on the .....
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