VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):幼童误闯禁区致无辜猩猩被射杀
日期:2016-06-02 14:07

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Killing of Gorilla at US Zoo Causes Uproar
Critics were outraged after zoo officials shot and killed a gorilla that held a 4-year-old boy at an American zoo this weekend.
Harambe, a male western lowland gorilla, was shot and killed Saturday by Cincinnati Zoo officials. The boy had fallen into the gorilla's exhibit. Officials feared the animal would hurt the four-year-old.
The boy climbed over a 3-foot-tall railing, walked through bushes and fell 15 feet into the moat of the gorilla exhibit.
Zookeepers called to the gorillas to come out of the exhibit. Two female gorillas complied, but Harambe did not. Instead, he was attracted to the child. At times, he seemed protective. At others, he dragged the boy through the water of the moat violently.
Zoo officials say Harambe was visibly agitated by the screams and panic of the crowd around the exhibit.
They decided to shoot the gorilla.
Zoo Director Thane Maynard said there was no doubt that the boy's life was in danger. He said the gorilla could crush a coconut in one hand.
Tranquilizing Harambe was not an option, Maynard said.
"The impact from the dart could agitate the animal and cause the situation to get much worse," Maynard said. If they had to make the same decision over again, they would do the same thing, he said.
Critics are furious about the killing of Harambe. Many on social media are blaming Michelle Gregg, the mother of the boy. They say she did not watch her son closely enough where there were many dangerous animals.
An online petition has been created, called Justice for Harambe, that says "the situation was caused by parental negligence" and that Gregg should be held accountable. The petition already has more than 350,000 signatures.
People have been active on Twitter and Facebook, too. The hashtags #RIPHarambe and #JusticeForHarambe express their anger.
Jack Hanna, host of"Jack Hanna's Into the Wild,'' said the zoo was correct by shooting the gorilla. Hanna said he saw video of the gorilla jerking the boy through the water.
I'll bet my life on this, that child would not be here today,'' Hanna told television station WBNS in Columbus, Ohio.
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词汇解析

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1.fall into 跌落;陷入

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Beware lest you should fall into this mistake again.
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2.attract to 被...吸引

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She is easily attract to thing like these.
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3.social media 社交媒体

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We do not expect social media to radically change what we do.
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4.in danger 处于危险中

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内容解析

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1.I'll bet my life on this, that child would not be here today,'' Hanna told television station WBNS in Columbus, Ohio.

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beton 就...打赌

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He bet on that horse.
他把赌注下在那匹马上F|8Fm[6[V(#B
Over $10 million were bet on the Hong Kong Derby last year.
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2.If they had to make the same decision over again, they would do the same thing, he said.

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over again 再一次;又一次

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If anything goes wrong we’ll have to start over again.
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Over and over again he drew that face.
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参考译文

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幼童误闯禁区致无辜猩猩被射杀
周末,美国一家动物园因枪杀抱住4岁男孩的大猩猩而引发了众怒_pSMu2sx4rzeI29j
哈兰贝是一只雄性西部低地大猩猩,本周六被辛辛那提动物园的工作人员射杀13Q3*fi6S|&tLk。一名4岁男孩不慎跌落到大猩猩的展区JLQ][5lDV#WyaPsN)X。工作人员担心大猩猩会伤害孩子owDWhRjkczK@-L
男孩爬过3英尺高的防护栏,穿过灌木丛,然后掉到了15英尺以下的大猩猩展区的壕沟里mwhquq1xj-[~1]5
动物管理员呼叫大猩猩退出展区pC@wwX@)8AUU5Vx。两只雌性大猩猩被成功叫了回去,但是哈兰贝没有听从%Q1c+BQvKo。它被孩子吸引了8l@gdX2*[O&y4。刚开始,它看起来没有攻击性ac6((.Wl%=#yK^。但是它突然粗暴地把男孩从壕沟里拖到别处3Z1hMa2VNBlc4&
动物管理员说,哈兰贝显然是受到围观人群的惊慌和喊叫声刺激J.k[Yrr@iA

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于是,他们决定射杀那只大猩猩VwTEly~dGOY-YUR.Yo。动物园园长西恩·梅纳德说,毫无疑问那孩子有生命危险aJSnI1T*f^*+122@。那只大猩猩单手就能捏碎一个椰子j|R9CYYrc3rz
梅纳德说,用麻醉枪麻醉哈兰贝并不是个好主意pHmN4PuPY8
梅纳德说,“麻醉的冲击会激怒大猩猩,情况会变得一发不可收拾Pf5VTN9+J(v~E([TJ。”他还说,如果让他们重新选择,他们还会这样做_m+ar3hW5~
公众对射杀哈兰贝一事表示愤怒S.emo1TA3m)Huy1oh#y@。网友们在社交媒体上谴责孩子的母亲——米歇尔·格兰格wSiJ#k;eBx8d%juP。指责其在如此危险的地方没有尽到照看好孩子的责任vd7kK3e1rJ-qehOPy
网友发起了“为哈兰贝寻求公正”的网上请愿活动,他们称“这场悲剧是由于家长疏忽所致”,格兰格应该对此负责q1..nzRr@4L4.#;Uyh。超35万人已经在此请愿书上签名Bsf+33RZY#e,y6oB
推特和脸书的网友们也为猩猩鸣不平qzE+4E6;T&i]QS~WtZNE。“哈兰贝请安息”、“为哈兰贝寻求公正”等热门标签表现了他们的愤怒情绪f7#7BC9qo,6;RKa
不过,也有人站在格兰格和动物园的一方jUrr6LXjv,l9n。“杰克·汉纳的野外之旅”节目主持人杰克·汉纳表示,动物园射杀大猩猩是正确之举X5Sjs%NSZI-91p4hn(P。汉纳称看过大猩猩在壕沟拖动孩子的视频)3Ic9Nyr9(e%LK6F)。“我敢拿生命担保,(如果没射杀大猩猩)那个孩子就活不到今天了J,p7wB4(wuZ-pl&i8T。”汉纳在俄亥俄州哥伦布市WBNS电视台接受采访时表示598XsJm+SV
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重点单词
  • socialadj. 社会的,社交的 n. 社交聚会
  • optionn. 选择权,可选物,优先购买权 v. 给予选择
  • negligencen. 疏忽,粗心大意
  • dartn. 飞镖,投射,突进 vt. 快速投掷,使突然移动 v
  • decisionn. 决定,决策
  • crushv. 压碎,碾碎,压榨 n. 压碎,压榨,拥挤,迷恋
  • directorn. 董事,经理,主管,指导者,导演
  • panicn. 恐慌 adj. 惊慌的 vt. 使 ... 惊慌
  • impactn. 冲击(力), 冲突,影响(力) vt. 挤入,压紧
  • radicallyadv. 根本地,完全地,过激地