Informational (nonfiction), 254 words, Lexile 600L Level 2 Grades 1-2
Camels are specially adapted to live in dry deserts. Slits in a camel's nose close to keep out sand. Special eyelids and two rows of eyelashes protect its eyes from blowing sand and grit. A camel's feet keep its legs from sinking into the sand. The hump on its back contains fat that keeps the camel nourished for a long time. These features and more make the camel well-suited for desert life.
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