日本鹿儿岛动物园罕见白虎咬死饲养员,家属要求动物园继续养虎 2018-10-12 编辑:sylvie (BBC新闻)

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导读:日本鹿儿岛动物园的一位饲养员近日清理虎圈的时候不幸遭到白虎袭击身亡。应其家属要求,动物园将不会杀死这只白虎。

日本白虎咬死饲养员_英语新闻

A rare white tiger has mauled a zookeeper to death in its enclosure at a zoo in Japan, officials say.

日本官员说,日本一家动物园的一只罕见白虎在虎圈内咬死了一名饲养员。

Akira Furusho, 40, was found bleeding from the neck in the tiger’s cage at the zoo in the southern city of Kagoshima. He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.

40岁的饲养员Akira Furusho在鹿儿岛南部的动物园虎圈内被老虎咬到颈部严重流血。他被送往医院后不治身亡。

The male tiger, named Riku, was sedated with a tranquiliser before rescue workers and police arrived.

在救援人员和警察到达之前,这只名叫Riku的雄虎被注射了镇静剂。

It is to be kept alive following a request from the victim’s family.

根据受害者家属的要求,白虎将继续存活。

"We plan not to kill Riku and continue to keep it because the bereaved family asked us to do so," said Takuro Nagasako, a zoo official said, quoted by the AFP news agency.

“我们不打算杀死Riku并继续养着它,这是死者家属的要求,”据法新社援引,动物园官员Takuro Nagasako如是说。

The attack took place late on Monday at the Hirakawa Zoological Park in Kagoshima.

袭击发生在星期一夜晚,在鹿儿岛的平川动物园。

It is thought it happened as Mr Furusho went to clean the tiger’s enclosure. Tigers are normally removed from the display pen to a separate area before staff enter.

Furusho先生当时可能正在清洁老虎的围栏。在工作人员进入之前,老虎通常会从显示区被移到另一个单独的区域。

Police are now investigating how the zoo looks after the four white tigers it keeps.

警方正在调查动物园是如何照看园中饲养的四只白老虎的。

In 2017, a British zookeeper was killed by a tiger in its enclosure in a Cambridgeshire zoo while in Russia, a keeper survived a tiger attack in the city of Kaliningrad.

2017年,一名英国动物园管理员在剑桥郡动物园内被一只老虎杀死,而在俄罗斯,一名饲养员在加里宁格勒市的老虎袭击中幸免于难。

White tigers are a rare variant of the orange Bengal sub-species and owe their colour to a recessive gene.

白虎是橙色孟加拉亚种的罕见变种,其颜色归于隐性基因。

Today, they are exclusively in captive programmes where the limited numbers are interbred to maintain the distinctive fur colour.

如今,它们仅生活在动物园中,动物园会让白虎和其他老虎杂交,以保持其独特的毛皮颜色。

A number of the white tigers found in zoos have health issues, such as eyesight problems and deformities.

动物园中的一些白老虎存在例如视力问题和畸形等健康问题。

The last known free-ranging white tiger is known to have been shot in 1958, before which sporadic sightings in the wild were made in India.

世界上最后一只已知的野生白虎在1958年被射杀,之前在印度曾发现过零星的野生白虎。

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