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Escaped monkey runs wild 逃脫的野猴子

STAFF WRITER, WITH AP

A capuchin monkey in a tree at Denver Zoo, Denver, USA. 一隻捲尾侯某天在美國丹佛市丹佛動物園裡的樹上。

PHOTO: AP

A white-faced monkey escaped from a zoo in Mississippi on July 31. The monkey unlocked his own pen. People chased him around the zoo before he ran away.

Ann Stewart, an employee at the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo, said Oscar knows his own name. She said he might come up to people if they give him bananas, marshmallows or grapes. But she asked people to call the zoo if they see him.

"He will bite. People around here have handled him, but he will bite. Just call the Buffalo Park," Stewart said.

Oscar is a nine-year-old capuchin, a kind of monkey from South and Central America.

Stewart said Oscar might be far away because he can run very fast.

"He could outrun the horses," she said. "If he doesn't want to be caught, you can't catch him." 

一隻白面猴於七月三十一日從密西西比州的動物園逃脫了。牠自己打開圍欄,人們滿園追著牠,但牠還是逃走了。

安:史都華是「圖柏洛水牛動物公園」的員工,她說這隻猴子知道自己名叫奧斯卡。如果人們要給牠香蕉、棉花糖、或葡萄,牠可能會迎向他們。但她請求大家看到牠時打電話給動物園。

「牠會咬人唷。雖然我們飼養牠,但牠真的會咬人。記得打電話給水牛動物公園。」史都華說。

奧斯卡是隻九歲大的捲尾猴,這種猴子產自中、南美洲。

史都華說奧斯卡可能跑遠了,因為牠跑得很快。「牠跑得比馬還快。」她說。「如果牠不想被抓,你是抓不到牠的。」(翻譯:張愛弟)

TODAY'S WORDS 今日單字

1. escape v.i. /v.t.

逃脫 (tao2 tuo1)

例: The thief escaped from jail and went to the mall to steal more things.

(小偷從監獄逃出,跑到購物中心偷了更多東西。)

2. pen n.

圍欄 (wei2 lan2)

例: Daisy has a pet turtle that she keeps in a pen in her living room.

(黛西有隻寵物龜,牠就養在客廳的圍欄裡。)

3. bite v.i. /v.t.

咬 (yao3)

例: You should be careful when you bite into peaches because they have a hard seed.

(你咬桃子時應該要注意,因為果核蠻硬的。)


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