Polar bear moves house! 北極熊搬家

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Polar bear moves house! 北極熊搬家

學習要點

有關 「animal conservation(動物保護)」 的詞彙

邊看邊答

What’s the polar bear’s name?

文字稿

Hamish has lived his life in the spotlight. He first captured hearts in 2017 when he became the first polar bear cub to be born in the UK in 25 years.

北極熊哈米什從小到大一直備受眾人矚目。2017年出生時,他首次俘獲了人們的心,成為25年來第一隻在英國出生的北極熊寶寶。

His name was chosen through a public vote.

他的名字是通過公眾投票選出的。

Now, not so little, at two-and-a-half years old, he’s finally moved from the Scottish Highlands to his new home in Doncaster [in England] after years of practising for the trip – a seven-hour journey by road.

現在,哈米什已不再是小熊崽了,兩歲半的他終於從蘇格蘭高地搬到了他在英格蘭唐卡斯特的新家,為了這次長達七小時的公路旅程,哈米什在搬家前接受了長期的訓練。

Keith Gilchrist, Animal Collection Manager, Highland Wildlife Park
He has been trained to enter his travel crate for the past year – probably more – which is a very slow process – tiny little baby steps.

基思‧吉爾克里斯特     高地野生動物公園動物管理部經理
「在過去的一年多時間裡,他接受了爬入運輸箱的訓練,這是一個非常緩慢的過程,需要慢慢地來。」

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland had always planned to move Hamish to another zoo, once he was between two and three years old. That’s the age a cub typically leaves its mother in the wild.

蘇格蘭皇家動物學會(The Royal Zoological Society)一直計畫在哈米什兩到三歲的時候把他送到另一個動物園去。這是在野外幼崽通常離開母親的年齡段。

Conservationists estimate there are less than 35,000 polar bears left worldwide. Keepers at the Highland Wildlife Park are hopeful that his departure will give parents Victoria and Arktos the space they need to bring more cubs into the world.

野生動物保護專家估計,全世界只剩下不到3萬5千隻北極熊。高地野生動物公園的飼養員們認為,哈米什離開後,他的媽媽維多利亞和爸爸阿爾克托斯將有機會更多的幼崽帶到這個世界上來

Keith Gilchrist, Animal Collection Manager, Highland Wildlife Park
Later this year, or early next year, we do hope to pair Victoria with Arktos again, and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for Hamish 2!

基思‧吉爾克里斯特     高地野生動物公園動物管理部經理
「今年晚些時候或是明年年初,我們希望維多利亞和阿爾克托斯能再次配對,祈求哈米什的弟弟或妹妹能早日到來!」

Now he’s settling into his new surroundings where he’s enjoying his favourite treats – hotdogs, salmon and cod liver oil.

現在哈米什正在適應新家的環境,享用他最愛吃的美食 —— 熱狗、三文魚和魚肝油。

詞彙

captured hearts 俘獲了人們的心

baby steps 向成功邁進的小步

bring into the world 把…帶到這個世界上,生育

fingers crossed 但願,祈求好運

settling into 安頓下來,適應新環境

問題答案

His name is Hamish.