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Retiring elephants 退休大象

更新时间 2012年 8月 22日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间17:08


Why are these elephants retiring?


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They're not the healthiest specimens of the ten thousand that live in Burma.

But thanks to the opening of this elephant retirement home, these animals do at least have a safe refuge.

The owners have brought in these healthy elephants to boost funding for food and medicine through tourism.

They say visitors should see them in their natural habitat and not as creatures of entertainment.

Vocabulary 词汇:

specimens 范例,典型代表

retirement home 养老院

refuge 避难所

to boost 增加,提高

natural habitat 自然生态环境

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