Print Zebras Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work
Print Zebras Reading Comprehension
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||mountain-dwelling, conservation, savannahs, stallion, social, foal, hierarchy, mares, sociable, mare, number, travels, recognize, order, strict, become
1 Zebras are horses in black and white stripes! They are very sociable animals. They like to travel in large herds that are made up of many small family units.
2 A zebra family has one stallion (male zebra), several mares (females), and their foals (young zebras). One herd may have hundreds of zebras. That makes staying close to its family a very challenging task! It is thought that zebras recognize their family members by their pattern of stripes. Even if a foal wanders off and gets mixed up with other zebra families, it can always find its own family by looking for special fur patterns that its siblings or parents have.
3 Within a zebra family, a strict order is observed. This social hierarchy is most noticeable when a zebra family travels across savannahs in search of food or water. The oldest mare walks in the first place. Behind her are her foals. Then the second oldest mare and her foals follow. After them come the third oldest mare and her foals, and so forth. There is only one stallion in a zebra family, and he is always the last in line.
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