VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):全球最高龄圈养大猩猩睡梦中离世
日期:2017-01-21 16:04

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This is What's Trending Today...
The world's oldest known zoo gorilla has died.
Colo was born in 1956 at the Columbus Zoo in the American state of Ohio. She was the first-ever gorilla to be born in captivity.
She died in her sleep on January 17, zoo officials say.
Colo lived more than 20 years beyond the average life expectancy for female gorillas in human care. Researchers studied her to better understand how to help animals live longer in zoos.
"Colo touched the hearts of generations of people," said Columbus Zoo and Aquarium officials. "She was an ambassador for gorillas and inspired people to learn more about the critically endangered species and motivated them to protect gorillas in their native habitat."
When she was born, most zookeepers believed gorillas born in captivity could not survive. Coco became a beloved animal across America. On her 60th birthday in December, hundreds of zoo visitors celebrated the event. They watched her open presents and eat a special cake, reportedly made with apples and tomatoes.
On Wednesday, thousands of people remembered Colo on social media.
The Columbus Zoo's Facebook post about Colo's passing has been shared more than 27,000 times. More than 3,000 people left comments and shared memories of visiting Colo at the zoo.
One woman posted a photo of Colo and her young daughter looking at each other while touching their hands to the glass window. The woman wrote that "Colo and my daughter shared the most wonderful and profound moment. We will never forget her."
Another woman wrote about meeting Colo when the gorilla was still a baby. The woman, now 70 years old, wrote that Colo "made quite an impression on me and helped foster my life-long love of animals."
And that's What's Trending Today.

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词汇解析

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1.gorilla n.大猩猩

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Lose yourself in the play. Be a dinosaur, or a gorilla, or a villain.
放下自己的架子,扮演一只恐龙,或者是大猩猩,甚至是一个坏蛋ziiWHHYykgup-_C;EA

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2.habitat n.栖息地,生长环境

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In its natural habitat, the hibiscus will grow up to 25 ft.
在其野生环境中,木槿能长25英尺SFMwP+)M~Owv4=;

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3.beloved adj.挚爱的,深爱的,心爱的

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He lost his beloved wife last year.
他去年痛失爱妻;WGgR&gq#^

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4.reportedly adv.据报道,据说

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More than two hundred people have reportedly been killed in the past week's fighting.
据报道有两百多人在上周的战斗中丧生d2MMH+UGht

内容解析

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1.Colo lived more than 20 years beyond the average life expectancy for female gorillas in human care.

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life expectancy 寿命

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The average life expectancy was 40.
平均期望寿命曾是40岁vaiFZXhv^U2rP

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And we recognize the progress we have made together: gains in literacy and life expectancy… the spread of knowledge and technology...
我们肯定我们共同取得的进展:文盲减少了,预期寿命增加了…… 知识和技术得到了传播……

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2.The woman, now 70 years old, wrote that Colo "made quite an impression on me and helped foster my life-long love of animals."

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make an impression on sb 给某人留下(深刻的)印象

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That’s the sort of passion that will make an impression on employers.
这就是会让雇主们印象深刻的热情类型g|06v79.]CBjM8tH[Fh^

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This is the best opportunity to make an impression on top management, thus prepare the right questions and be ready to engage.
而且你也可以借此机会,让高层管理人员对你留下好印象,所以准备好合适的问题,适时发问E;4(uj0y1q!=jm&JA9

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参考译文

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这里是《今日热点》栏目65EFu](rA+iw
全世界最高寿的圈养大猩猩离世了y#nobV92BQ(I,3#
这只名为科洛的大猩猩于1956年出生在美国俄亥俄州的哥伦布动物园*IGY=g8jxo5。科洛是第一只在铁笼里出生的大猩猩TnA%kJ*QPXt

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1月17日,科洛在睡梦中离世,动物园工作人员称M9&xb#10rD,-t0PA0FC
科洛的寿命比同样圈养的雌性大猩猩平均寿命多20年LoFDa3G#v(HFC^V!q。研究人员对科洛进行研究,以更好地了解如何帮助动物园的动物们延长寿命A]aH7xg@XI
“科洛的存在触动了几代人的心弦,”哥伦布动物园和水族馆的工作人员这样说道^^!4j,BuNCzRS9Dov。“科洛是大猩猩们的大使,她激励人们去了解更多有关极度濒危物种的情况,并激发人们保护当地的大猩猩P@8,7O!XZ3%&r#9W!e4。”
科洛出生之时,大多数饲养员都认为,出生在铁笼里的大猩猩是活不久的2ybp1nZH#A-e。科洛随后就成了全国人民挚爱的大猩猩BKwLq]go6^s+G@e*WZ。科洛12月过60岁生日的时候,成百上千的人来到动物园为她庆生U]54Z*!bVBd*V_。在大家的注视下,科洛打开了她的各种礼物,并品尝了精心准备的特别蛋糕,据称该蛋糕是由苹果和西红柿制作而成uK-4jecAJV+@R-6tYpJp
周三,社交媒体上,无数人共同缅怀科洛UHveV,kG%u
哥伦布动物园在脸书上发布的关于科洛离世的状态被分享2.7万多次FHp|+o%wRqjM;!o,k.。另有3000多人留下了评论,并分享了自己曾去动物园看望科洛的记忆ujOdn@O[=igZO
一位女士发布了一张照片,照片上科洛与这位女士面面相觑,通过玻璃窗触碰彼此的手hA(#tjuXY_fu[。这位女士写道,“科洛和我的女儿曾分享过最棒、最难忘的时刻T)0okZ0mh3G。我们会永远铭记科洛Gz!JadQEI!&。”
另有一位女士发布了科洛还是个小猩猩的时候与科洛见面的场景a%dE0HI+MEtV。这位女士今年已70岁,她写道,科洛“给我留下了深刻的印象,并促使我开启了一段终生热爱动物之旅iJ1+(@-~.h3-xa!。”
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