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How Does a Walrus Stay Warm?

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How Does a Walrus Stay Warm?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.52

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    blubber, long-sleeved, traps, underneath, layer, wear, walrus, what, heat, toasty, deep, since, skin, thick, weather, than

Other Languages
     Spanish: Cómo se mantienen calientes las morsas?


How Does a Walrus Stay Warm?
By Erin Horner
  

1     What do you wear when it is cold? Do you put on a long-sleeved shirt? How about a jacket? When we are cold we put on layers of warm clothes. But what does a walrus do when the weather is cold? How does it stay warm? Walruses live in the icy Arctic. They cannot put on a coat to stay warm, but they can use layers -- layers of blubber! A walrus's hide is about one inch thick. Tucked underneath this tough skin is a layer of blubber. This layer of fat is from three to six inches thick. Just like our layers of clothes, a walrus's layer of blubber helps it stay warm. Walruses dive deep into the icy Arctic to look for food. When they dive, .....
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