[時事英文] An Orangutan Fights to Save His Home
1. fight off 抵抗
2. in an attempt to 嘗試；試圖
3. fling itself at 把自己扔過去
This orangutan tried to fight off a bulldozer near his home. In an attempt to save a tree from the steel grasp of the machine, the animal flung itself at it — and narrowly swung to safety as its claw came down.
4. last habitat 最後的棲息地
5. Bornean orangutans 婆羅洲猩猩
6. vow to protect 誓言要保護
7. commercial exploitation 商業開發
8. a recent investigation found that 最近的一項調查發現
9. illegal logging outpost 非法伐木基地
10. under the cover of night 在晚上的掩護下
More than 1,000 orangutans live in the Sungai Putri forest. It is reportedly one of the last habitats in the world for Bornean orangutans and Indonesia’s government vowed to protect the area from commercial exploitation. But a recent investigation found at least six illegal logging outposts operating in the area over the past year under the cover of night.
11. land clearing 土地開墾
12. endangered species 瀕危物種
13. habitat destruction 棲息地破壞
14. plantations and farms 種植園和農場
15. be home to …的所在地、棲息地
16. critical point 臨界點
More than 100,000 Bornean orangutans were killed from 1999-2016 — logging hunting and land clearing have made them an endangered species. “Habitat destruction forces orangutans to enter neighboring plantations and farms looking for food, and this frequently leads to conflict with humans,” explained Karmele Llano Sanchez, program director of International Animal Rescue. “Sungai Putri is home to one of the largest populations in the world and we are at a critical point for the Bornean orangutan, without forests like this they can’t survive.”
17. International Animal Rescue 國際動物救援組織
18. suffer worse fates 遭受更糟的命運
International Animal Rescue was able to rescue the orangutan in this video clip, but many more will lately suffer worse fates.
The video was reportedly shot in 2013 but only shared with the public a few days ago by International Animal Rescue.
Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz7Nt_LnWhE
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