Protecting the Precious Panda

保衛熊貓寶貝

出版時間:2019/05/16

Pandas are one of the world’s most unique and possibly cutest animals. People can’t help but smile when they see these playful black-and-white bears rolling around or chewing on a stem of bamboo. However, pandas are also known for being one of the world’s most endangered species, and without human help and support, they could die out. There used to be many pandas living in China, but their numbers started to drop when people began cutting down bamboo forests to build cities.

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熊貓是世上最獨特也可能是最可愛的動物之一。人們看到這些愛玩耍的黑白色的熊滾來滾去或是嚼著一根竹柄時總是不禁微笑。但熊貓也是世上出了名的瀕臨絕種動物之一,而若沒有人類的援助及支持,牠們可能將滅絕。從前有許多熊貓生活於中國,但人類開始為了建造都市而砍伐竹林時,牠們的數目開始銳減。

生活必備字詞

●precious  a. 寶貴的;珍貴的
To Jennifer, nothing is more precious than time.
●species  n. 物種(單複數同形)
Environmental pollution has posed a threat to many bird species.

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