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发表于 2017-5-22 20:45:17 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
With his unique black mane (鬃毛)and impressive stature(身材), 13-year-old Cecil was a popular tourist attraction at the 3.6 million-square-acre Hwange National Park(万基国家公园) in Zimbabwe (津巴布韦).
Cecil was head of a pride of lions that includes 12 cubs(幼崽), but the well-known lion was shot and killed in early July by American dentist Walter J. Palmer.
Cecil’s death has already sparked an international outcry (强烈抗议) with many calling for an end to hunting endangered animals and for Palmer to be extradited(引渡) to Zimbabwe to stand trial.
Professor David Macdonald, the head of the Oxford University research program that monitored the daily movements of Cecil and dozens of other lions, is deeply saddened by Cecil’s death. Macdonald hopes the death can inspire the public to take an interest in lion conservation.
Macdonald says many of the lions tracked by the program have been shot  and killed. “The background to this story is that there is a crisis for lions throughout much of Africa.” He says.
African lion populations have fallen almost 60 percent over the past thirty decades, and as few as 32,000 of them remain in the wild, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare(国际爱护动物基金会).
“And as troubling as it  is, the rarer these hunted animals become, the more hunter s are willing to pay to kill them,” said Jeff Flockedn, the fund’s North American regional director.
In addition to excessive hunting, lions throughout Africa also continue to face threats that include conflicts with local farmers, loss of habitat and risk of traffic and railway collisions(碰撞).
1. Internationally, people’s attitude towards Walter J. Palmer’s behavior is ________.
A. Understandable     B. Unpardonable     C. Unpredictable    D. Uncontrollable
2. According to the text, how many African lions lived in the wild thirty years ago?
A. 80,000         B. 48,000           C. 53,000          D. 60,000
3. African lions are facing the following threats except ________.
A. their conflicts with local farmers.
B. the loss of their habitats
C. people’s excessive hunting
D. the increase in the number of their natural enemies
4. The best title of the text might be ________.
A. The Death of Cecil-an African Lion
AB. The Current state of All African Lions
C. The Threats Facing African Lions
D. The Appeal for an End to Hunting Endangered Animals


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