Animal Homes

October 26, 2018
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People build homes. A home keeps us warm and dry. It gives us a place to live. Animals also build homes. Read on to see how.

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Birds build nests. They use twigs and leaves. A nest keeps eggs safe. It keeps baby birds warm. Nests are often found in trees.

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Beavers build lodges. They use branches and mud. A lodge can be in a river, lake, or pond. Its entrance is underwater.

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Ants build nests. Some build nests in trees. Others build underground. See the mound of dirt? It is an anthill. It is the opening of a nest.

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Rabbits live in burrows. Burrows are underground. Rabbits build them by digging. A burrow has chambers, or rooms. Chambers are connected by tunnels. As many as 20 rabbits can live together in a burrow.

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Coral reefs are home to many ocean creatures. Corals are tiny animals. A single coral is called a polyp. Their skeletons form a reef.

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