Cervo milu

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Cervo milu

Cervo milu

Il milu è anche noto come cervo di Padre David, dal nome del missionario francese che nel 1866 ne inviò in Occidente degli esemplari morti, o talvolta sibuxiang
(“quattro non uguali”) in cinese, perché sono quattro gli animali a cui assomiglia. Si dice che abbia “gli zoccoli di una mucca, ma non è una mucca, il collo di un cammello, ma non è un cammello, le corna di un cervo, ma non è un cervo, la coda di un asino ma non è un asino”.

Alla fine del 1800, l’unico branco al mondo era custodito dall’imperatore Tongzhi nel giardino reale di caccia di Nanyuan. Alcuni cervi furono acquistati dagli zoo europei e così, quando nel 1900 la ribellione dei Boxer in Cina causò l’uccisione dei cervi rimasti e il loro consumo come cibo, gli unici rimasti erano negli zoo.

Il mondo sta cambiando, gli habitat vengono intaccati dall’attività umana e un numero maggiore di specie viene ora conservato negli zoo. Qual è la vostra opinione sugli zoo?

Comments from Federica Sebastiano about the translation

Notes on translation
As I was translating the text, I was unsure of how to properly translate the quotation explaining the four animals that the milu looks like. In the quotation, there aren’t any verbs being used, but I found this to be quite confusing when translated into Italian. For this reason, I decided to add the verb ‘to be’ so that the text would read something like: it has ‘the hooves of a cow but it isn’t a cow, the neck of a camel but it isn’t a camel, antlers of a deer but it isn’t a deer, the tail of a donkey but it isn’t a donkey’. Since this was a quotation, I wasn’t sure whether making any additions was appropriate. However, I do think that adding the verbs helps with increasing the sentence’s comprehension in Italian, so I ultimately decided to add them.

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    Olivia

    I enjoy visiting zoos and I hope the animals get treated well, but I do feel sorry for the animals as they have limited space to move around and they are in the public eye a lot of the time.

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    Shuang Yang

    麋鹿原生于中国长江中下游的沼泽地带。长相常和驯鹿混淆。
    Milu deer are native to the swampy areas of the middle and lower Yangtze River in China. Looks are often confused with reindeer.

    Grigore Donose

    Este o zi speciala pentru a-mi reaminti istoria acestei caprioare pe care am auzit-o de la profesorii de istorie la liceu in Romania. Am vazut azi ceea ce am invatat acum cativa in liceu.

    Federica Sebastiano

    Notes on culture
    The Bioparco di Roma is the oldest zoological garden in Italy. It was first inaugurated over 100 years ago, on 5 January 1911.
    Since then, the Bioparco has undergone drastic changes, evolving from a mere exhibition centre for exotic species to an active promoter of the conservation of biodiversity. It seeks to achieve this aim in three ways: preservation, education, and research.
    Firstly, the Bioparco is a member of EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) and is committed to active participation in national and international conservation projects.
    Biodiversity conservation is crucial because it is threatened by deforestation, poaching, pollution, illegal trade, habitat destruction and climate change. For this reason, the Bioparco takes part in preservation projects in-situ (meaning in the animal’s natural habitat) and ex-situ (meaning outside of their natural habitat).
    Secondly, the zoological garden is committed to educating people to protect the environment and biodiversity. This is why the Bioparco regularly proposes environmental education activities for schools and the public at large to induce a concrete change of attitude and ensure that citizens and students are more sensitive and active towards the conservation of biodiversity.
    Finally, the Bioparco undertakes research to better understand animals and their behaviour. Modern zoos like the Bioparco allow us to investigate aspects of the lives of elusive and shy animals that, due to their characteristics, are difficult, if not impossible, to monitor in their natural habitat.
    Furthermore, Bioparco collaborates in its research activities with universities, other zoological facilities and national and international research organisations, whose aim is to investigate various aspects of a species, both veterinary and eco-ethological, such as nutrition, behaviour, health, or social organisation.
    I went to the Bioparco di Roma when I was an elementary school pupil. Even though it has been many years since then, I can still vividly remember the experience as it opened my eyes to the importance of biodiversity. Zoos have acquired a bad reputation throughout the decades and for good reason. Animals should not be exploited for entertainment, and it is encouraging to know that many agree with this statement now and are much more sensitive to animal rights. However, modern zoos can become an asset for biodiversity. As exemplified by the Bioparco di Roma, they can become a place to protect and understand animals and prevent their extinction in some cases.

    Lina

    I talked to my children, and they all have positive opinions on zoos. Given good management and sufficient funds, a zoo is a great place to save and preserve animal species, especially endangered animals. Although some people may think that an animal in a zoo may not be as happy as they would be in their natural habitat as they have lost their freedom, in comparison to the difficult natural living conditions for some animals, being able to survive and reproduce is more important than the aspect of freedom.

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