在越南发现珍稀动物
Rare Animal Photographed for First Time in Vietnam

在越南发现珍稀动物

Rare Animal Photographed for First Time in Vietnam

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在越南发现珍稀动物

Rare Animal Photographed for First Time in Vietnam

2019-11-24

全球野生动物保护组织(简称GWC)称,他们在越南南部的一片森林中捕捉到了一种世界最稀有动物的照片,这种像鹿一样的小动物的照片。


一个野生动物保护组织本周表示,他们捕捉到一种世界最稀有动物的照片。
A wildlife conservation group said this week that it has pictures of one of the rarest animals in the world.

全球野生动物保护组织(简称GWC)称,他们在越南南部的一片森林中捕捉到了这种像鹿一样的小动物的照片。
Global Wildlife Conservation, or GWC, said it captured the images of the small, deer-like creature in a forest in southern Vietnam.

这种生物的背部是银色,大小和兔子差不多。
The creature has a silver-colored back and is about the size of a rabbit.

它被称为银背鼷香鹿或越南鼠鹿。
It is known as the silver-backed chevrotain or Vietnamese mouse deer.

野生动物组织特别指出,这不是一只老鼠或鹿。
The wildlife group made a point of noting it is not a mouse or a deer.

据说这种稀有的动物很容易受到惊吓。
The rare creatures are said to be frightened easily.

它们的嘴里有两颗小尖牙。
They have two small fangs hanging from their mouths.

它们是世界上最小的蹄类动物,GWC说道。
They are the world’s smallest hoofed animal, GWC said.

莱布尼茨动物园和野生动物研究所是GWC项目的合作伙伴。
The Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research is a partner of GWC in the project.

安阮是该研究所的一名环境保护科学家,他向美联社谈到了这种动物。
An Nguyen, a conservation scientist with the institute, spoke to The Associated Press about the animal.

他说:“长久以来,这个物种似乎只存在于我们的想象中。
“For so long this species has seemingly only existed as part of our imagination.

直到发现它确实仍然存活着,这是确保我们不会让它灭绝的第一步,我们现在正在迅速采取行动,寻找保护它的最佳途径。”
Discovering that it is, indeed, still out there, is the first step in ensuring we don’t lose it again, and we’re moving quickly now to figure out how best to protect it,” he said.

在越南工作时,安和他的团队在接到当地村民和护林员的报告后设置了相机陷阱。
Working in Vietnam, An and his team set up camera traps after receiving reports from local villagers and forest rangers.

这些相机在5个月的时间里拍摄了1800多张照片。
The cameras took some 1,800 photographs of the species over a period of 5 months.

黄明德(Hoang Minh Duc)是越南南方生态研究所(Southern Institute of Ecology)动物学系的负责人。
Hoang Minh Duc is the head of Vietnam’s Southern Institute of Ecology’s Department of Zoology.

GWC引用黄明德的话说:“银背鼷香鹿的重新发现,为越南生物多样性的保护,特别是濒危物种的保护,
The GWC quoted Duc as saying that “the rediscovery of the silver-backed chevrotain provides big hope for the conservation of biodiversity,

带来了巨大的希望。”
especially threatened species, in Vietnam.”

约翰·罗塞尔为您播报。
I’m John Russell.