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BBC紀錄片 動物王朝(BBC Dynasties 2of5 Emperor)第02集 皇帝企鵝 第02期

發表時間:2019-01-13內容來源:VOA英語學習網

都能找到完美的伴侶 have been able to find the perfect partner.

隨著時光飛逝 And, with time fast running out,

這只雌性企鵝不再遵守禮儀 this female forgoes the formalities.

但這對企鵝已經形成堅固的紐帶 But this couple has already bonded too tightly

第三者無法將它們拆散 to be split apart by an interloper.

找不到伴侶的企鵝 Penguins unlucky in love

會折回大海覓食 度過這個冬季 head back to spend the winter feeding at sea,

因為冰層上沒有食物 because there's no food out here on the ice.

企鵝蛋發育期間 The couples now face weeks of waiting

企鵝夫妻們必須等待數周 while their eggs develop.

但這對企鵝似乎進度超前 But one pair appears to have got ahead of schedule.

企鵝腹部凸起一塊 A bulge on a penguin's belly

一般是父母一方把蛋放在腳上保暖的跡象 is normally the sign of a parent keeping an egg warm on its feet.

但它看起來像在 But she seems to be trying to keep

給一個雪球保暖 a snowball warm.

看來它們在為照顧真的企鵝蛋做練習 They appear to be getting in some practice for the real thing.

白晝越來越短 也越來越冷 The days are becoming shorter and colder...

終于 Until finally,

太陽最后一次落下 兩個月的極夜開始 the sun sets for the last time for two months.

春季來臨前太陽都不會升起 It won't rise again until the spring.

在南極洲的月光下 Now, they live in a twilight world,

它們生活在暮色之中 under the bright Antarctic moon.

對于這對企鵝 漫長的等待即將結束 For this couple, the long wait for their egg is almost over.

企鵝媽媽感覺到了 The female senses it.

它的宮縮開始了 Her contractions have begun.

下一代帝企鵝即將誕生 The next generation of emperors is on its way.

育成一枚企鵝蛋需要大量的能量 Producing an egg takes a huge amount of energy,

企鵝媽媽們要消耗四分之一的體重 such that the females lose a quarter of their body weight.

它已經一個多月沒有進食 She hasn't eaten for over a month

需要回到大海中去覓食 and needs to return to the ocean to feed.

它不能帶著寶貝企鵝蛋一起去 She can't take her precious egg with her,

必須將它交給伴侶來照顧 so she must pass it to her partner to care for.

來自:VOA英語網 文章地址: http://www.ablur.com.cn/html/20190113/BBC-Dynasties-2of5-Emperor02-2.html

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