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Knut celebrates his first birthday 小北極熊努特歡度一歲生日

Knut stands up to greet the crowd on his first birthday.
努特一歲生日時,站起來和人群揮手。照片︰法新社

PHOTO: AFP

Berlin's famous polar bear Knut celebrated his first birthday last Wednesday.

To celebrate Knut's birthday, the Berlin Zoo gave free entry to kids. They also baked a giant birthday cake using 300 eggs. Pieces of the cake were sold to raise money for the zoo.

Knut became famous when he was rejected by his mother and raised by humans. His story was heard all over the world.

Now he's no longer a cute little white bear cub - he's a full-grown polar bear who likes to roll around in dirt.

At birth he weighed just 810g, but now he weighs more than 110kg. He's a bit fat, so the zoo wouldn't let him eat any of his birthday cake.

The Berlin Zoo says they don't have room to keep Knut. They're looking for a new home for him where he will be paired with a female polar bear.

(MICHAEL KEARNEY, STAFF WRITER, WITH AP)

柏林動物園的小北極熊努特上週三歡慶一歲生日。

為了慶祝努特的生日,動物園讓小孩子免費入園參觀。他們用了三百顆蛋烤了一個巨大的蛋糕,每塊蛋糕所賣得的收入將捐給動物園。

努特自從牠的媽媽不願意照顧牠,由人類養育後,變得聲名大噪。牠的故事傳遍全世界。

現在牠已經不再是以前的白色小北極熊了-而是發育完全的北極熊,還喜歡在泥土裡面翻滾。

努特剛出生的時候,體重只有八百一十克,但現在已經重逾一百一十公斤。由於牠有點過胖,所以動物園沒讓牠吃自己的生日蛋糕。

柏林動物園表示,他們沒有空間可以飼養努特。他們正在替牠找尋新家;在這個新家,牠將會和一隻母北極熊住在一起。(美聯社�翻譯:楊鴻泰)

PUT IT TOGETHER 句子重組

Put the words below each sentence in the correct order to complete the sentences.

將句子下面的字重組,造成一個完整的句子。

1. They have been giving _______________ people for the past year.

to / free / old / entry

(過去這一年,他們一直給老年人免費入場的優惠。)

2. Emma is _______________ you remember from elementary school.

girl / longer / no / the

(艾瑪已經不再是你小學認識的那個女孩了。)

3. Gary _______________ a new home for the past five months.

been / for / looking / has

(蓋瑞過去五個月一直在找新家。)


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