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What Is a Mammal?

Mammals
Mammals


What Is a Mammal?
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.91

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    warm-blooded, mammal, whales, mothers, birth, eggs, kinds, trait, feed, different, ocean, change, breathe, land, cold-blooded, even


What Is a Mammal?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Mammals are animals that have vertebrae or backbones. So are fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. What makes mammals different?
 
2     Female mammals can make milk to feed their young. No other kind of animal can do that. The name "mammal" comes from the mammary glands that make milk. Most mammals give birth to live young. Most baby mammals start their lives inside their mothers' bodies. They don't hatch from eggs like birds, amphibians, or reptiles. Mammal babies look like their parents, only they are smaller. They do not change into different forms like frogs or butterflies.
 
3     All mammals have hair or fur at some point in their lives. Mammals are the only animals to have this trait, too. Some may not keep their hair for very long. For example, dolphins and whales are born with hair around their nose. After a few weeks, the hair falls out.

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



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