Text Structure
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by Melissa Foster
| 8 Questions
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Apes and monkeys are both mammals. An ape has a larger body and arms that are longer than its legs, while a monkey has a smaller body . The monkey’s arms are the same length or shorter than its legs.

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The number of black panthers in the wild have decreased significantly for a number of reasons. Deforestation forces the creatures to find new areas to inhabit and hunt within. Panthers are often hunted by humans because the animal preys on their livestock. A number of countries have recently adopted “protection policies” in order to help the panther species survive.
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Gentoo penguins are flightless birds that inhabit the Arctic regions. They can be identified by their black and white bodies along with the wide white stripe extending across their head from eye to eye. They have bright orangish-red beaks and peach colored webbed feet.
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Rhinos and elephants are both mammals. These herbivores can be found in parts of Africa and Asia. Elephants tend to live in herds as opposed to rhinos which often lead solitary lives. Rhinos are known for their horns, however, elephants are known for their long trunks.
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Tuesday Zane went to the zoo. First, he went to see the elephants. Then, he saw the monkeys. He saw many other animals before he hopped on the train ride. After lunch, Zane grew tired and his mother took him home.
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Tigers in India are threatened.
Conservationists are attempting to help the survival rate of these amazing animals. Some villages have been moved to minimize contact with
people. Tiger reserves have also been set up to cut down on
poaching.
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Each year from May to October loggerhead turtles return to Florida’s beaches to lay eggs. First, the mother turtle finds a quiet spot on the sandy beach. Then, she digs a hole with her back flippers. Afterwards, she lays her eggs and covers them with sand to keep them warm and protect them from predators. Finally, she leaves the next and heads back to the ocean.
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In order to cool off from the summer heat, some cows will find shade. Others may wade into a nearby stream or pond.
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