New life for world’s loneliest elephant 世界上最孤獨的大象重獲新生

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New life for world’s loneliest elephant 世界上最孤獨的大象重獲新生

學習要點

有關 「animal welfare(動物福利)」 的詞彙

邊看邊答

Which country is Kaavan the elephant moving to?

文字稿

This is the story of one of the world’s most famous popstars and the world’s loneliest elephant.

這是世界上一個最著名的流行歌星和最孤獨的大象的故事。

After 35 years in captivity, at times left chained up, Kaavan is being set free.

被關了35年,有時甚至被鏈條鎖住,大象卡萬將重獲新生。

Tens of thousands of people signed a petition on his behalf. His most vocal supporter, superstar Cher.

幾十萬人代表它在請願書上籤名。積極發聲的最大支持者是超級明星雪兒。

Kaavan was given to Pakistan as a gift by the Sri Lankan government back in 1985. But he’s been badly treated at this zoo, enduring poor conditions. Life got even worse after his only companion died eight years ago.

卡萬是1985年斯里蘭卡政府送給巴基斯坦的禮物。但它在這個動物園裡受到了惡劣的對待,忍受著糟糕的生活環境。八年前,它唯一的大象同伴去世,自那以後,它的生活變得更加難熬。

Secunder Kermani, BBC reporter
The way Kaavan is swaying his head from side to side is a common sign of distress and it’s something that he spends a lot of time doing. It’s why campaigners have been so keen to move him.

塞肯德‧克曼尼     BBC通訊員
「卡萬左右搖頭的樣子是表現痛苦的常見跡象,而這卻是它總在做的事情。這就是動物保護者們極力想幫它重新安家的原因。」

Now Kaavan will be taken to a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia, after a court shut the zoo down until its facilities are improved. A specialist international charity has been preparing him for the journey – trying to get him used to the crate he will fly in, using food to encourage him to obey their commands.

現在,卡萬將被帶到柬埔寨的一個野生動物保護區,此前法院關閉了它所在的這家動物園,直到園內設施得到改善。一個專門的國際慈善機構一直在為它的搬家旅行做準備,想幫它適應它飛行時需要呆在內的箱子,用食物鼓勵它聽從工作人員的指令。

Kaavan weighs around five tonnes – moving him will be a huge logistical challenge. But the charity’s leading vet has discovered how to help keep him calm – singing to him! His favourite song, Frank Sinatra’s 『I Did it My Way’.

卡萬重約五噸,為它搬家將是一個巨大的組織難題。但該慈善機構的首席獸醫發現了幫助它保持冷靜的方法——給它唱歌!它最喜歡的是弗蘭克‧辛納特拉的歌曲《我的路(My Way)》。

詞彙

in captivity 被關在動物園的, 被圈養的

vocal supporter 為…發聲的支持者

treated 被對待

distress 痛苦,憂慮

logistical 後勤方面的,組織安排上的

問題答案

He’s moving to Cambodia.