Reading Comprehension Animal Stories

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Dolphins Just Want to Have Fun

Dolphins are good swimmers.  They have strong tails.  Their strong tails push them through the water.

Dolphins usually hang out in small groups of up to 12 dolphins. These groups are called schools or pods.

Female dolphins are cows and male dolphins are bulls. You can probably guess what a baby dolphin is called - a calf!

Dolphins can stay underwater for 15 minutes. Then they need to come up for air. They get air through a blowhole on the top of their heads.

Dolphins are smart. They talk to each other using sounds like clicks, chirps, and whistles. They can learn tricks too.

What do dolphins do for fun?

They love to leap out of the water.  It is great fun for them to jump and play.

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How long can a dolphin stay underwater before needing air?
15 minutes
30 minutes
1 hour
15 minutes How do dolphins talk to each other?
They chirp.
They click.
Both are correct.
Both are correct. How do you know dolphins are smart?
They can learn tricks.
They can swim.
They make sounds.
They can learn tricks. How do dolphins have fun?
They swim.
They jump and play.
They click.
They jump and play. What is female dolphin called?
calf
cow
bull
cow What is male dolphin called?
calf
cow
bull
bull Which of these is NOT a name for a group of dolphins?
herd
pod
school
herd What does the word "leap" mean?
swim
roll over
jump high
jump high How does a dolphin get air?
through its mouth
using fins
through a blowhole on its head
through a blowhole on its head How does its tail help a dolphin swim?
The tail gets fish out of the way.
The tail helps the dolphin float.
The tail pushes the dolphin through the water.
The tail pushes the dolphin through the water.

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