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Animal and Biomes Basics Theme Unit
Animals in Danger!



Animals in Danger!
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 8 to 11
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   9.22

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    sawfish, dodo, urgency, caviar, lasting, compounded, conservation, flightless, ensure, loggerhead, european, exaggeration, crude, jeopardy, pigeon, dreadful
     content words:    Indian Ocean, North America, Cincinnati Zoo


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Animals in Danger!   

1     What do these animals have in common? Pandas, rhinoceros, Mexican burrowing snakes, loggerhead turtles, Californian condors, pink pigeons, small tooth sawfish, and Siberian sturgeons?
 
2     They are all endangered animals!
 
3     Animals become endangered for a variety of reasons. Sadly, humans are behind every one of them! Here are the four reasons that many animals are in jeopardy: