VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):长颈鹿分娩直播引数百万人观看
日期:2017-02-24 17:26

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Millions Watching Giraffe Cam
This is What's Trending Today.
A few days ago, we told you about a young giant panda named Bao Bao.
She spent the first three years of her life at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. But this week, she left the United States for her new home in China.
Under an agreement between the two countries, panda cubs must be sent to China before they reach the age of 4.
Now, many people are following another animal in New York State.
A zoo called the Animal Adventure Park has a pregnant giraffe named April. The zoo is in Harpursville, a small community just north of the state's border with Pennsylvania.
Doctors expect April, the giraffe, to give birth to a calf any day now. This will be her fourth calf.
Workers have set up a camera, called a "giraffe cam," to watch April.
According to the zoo, since the camera has been in place, millions of people have tuned in to the live video on YouTube.
The Animal Adventure Park shared some interesting facts about giraffes.
The average calf is about 2 meters tall at birth, and weighs about 70 kilograms.
A giraffe's pregnancy usually lasts about 15 months.
Viewers from around the world are watching the live video feed to see if April had the baby yet.
One person wrote on Twitter: "all I want is for this giraffe to give birth already."
Another wrote about waking up early on Thursday to see if she missed the birth or not.
But some people were worried when they looked at the park's YouTube channel and saw a message that it had been taken down because of a violation.
Park officials said YouTube was hearing from people who do not like seeing animals in captivity. They said the video showed "nudity or sexual content."
But after a short delay, the live video was operating normally.
Jordan Patch is the zoo's owner. He went on Facebook Live to explain what happened.
Patch said the protests "pulled an educational tool away from tens of millions of viewers." He added that people should work to protect the natural habitat for animals instead of criticizing his zoo for its camera.
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Dan Friedell.

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词汇解析

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1.natural habitat 自然栖息地

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Many species are in peril of extinction because of our destruction of their natural habitat.
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2.tens of millions of 数百万的

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The European Commission ruled that British Aerospace should pay back tens of millions of pounds.
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3.sexual content 色情内容

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The most common complaint is against books with explicit sexual content or offensive language.
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4.take down 拿下;取下

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The Canadian army took down the barricades erected by the Indians.
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内容解析

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1.A few days ago, we told you about a young giant panda named Bao Bao.

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A few days ago 几天前

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This shop laid in a new stock of goods just a few days ago.
这家商店前几天刚进了一批货IE7.-s17[HD4LP7F
He was killed a few days ago in a skiing accident.
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2.Doctors expect April, the giraffe, to give birth to a calf any day now. This will be her fourth calf.

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give birth to 生产;分娩

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These women will give birth to God-knows-how-many girls until they have a boy.
这些女人不知道生了多少女孩,直到生了个男孩才罢休TE;c=nvOt0v26+x.
I know that I can love, raise a family and give birth to a healthy baby.
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长颈鹿分娩直播引数百万人观看
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她在华盛顿国家动物园生活到三岁5hd6m-WWj4eY]irJ67Ze。本周,她离开美国前往中国的新家Bb1lOQu324(Ue=
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医生表示,长颈鹿“四月”随时可能分娩,这是它的第四胎6ps14Mrf3&fk5,N&qsj
工作人员安装了一台摄像头以直播的方式照看“四月”,c6;b+v8!D-#p*ysnX1
据该动物园介绍,自从安装了摄像头后,已有数百万人在YouTube上观看了直播b4-3kd2dB88YlG5PS_Y
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长颈鹿宝宝出生时身高约为2米,体重约为70公斤321]-xRoG=peAn
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一些网友在YouTube上观看直播时,看到该直播因违规被删除的消息,他们非常担心E.Q|G)q7k*=
动物园工作人员解释称,YouTube收到不喜欢动物被圈养的网友投诉,他们认为视频传播了裸露和色情等内容Rw5[ar_0^!-k-xX0YG
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重点单词
  • violationn. 违反,违背,妨碍
  • explicitadj. 明确的,详述的,明晰的,外在的
  • bordern. 边界,边境,边缘 vt. 与 ... 接壤,加边于
  • channeln. 通道,频道,(消息)渠道,海峡,方法 vt. 引导
  • communityn. 社区,社会,团体,共同体,公众,[生]群落
  • speciesn. (单复同)物种,种类
  • adventuren. 冒险,奇遇 vt. 冒险,尝试 vi. 大胆进行,
  • pregnancyn. 怀孕
  • habitatn. (动植物的)产地,栖息地
  • calfn. 小牛,幼崽,愚蠢的年轻人,小牛皮,小腿肚