拯救澳洲動物

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●He’s only 6 years old, but a Hingham boy is determined to make a difference by helping animals threatened by the wildfires devastatin­g parts of Australia.麻州興格漢姆鎮一名六­歲男童下定決心,為協助澳洲部分面臨野­火威脅的動物盡一份心­力。

●He’s doing it in a way only a child can: by sculpting one koala at a time.他用孩童能力所及的唯­一方式進行:一次捏一隻無尾熊黏土。

●“We’re making little, clay koalas to help the animals that have been hurt by the Australian brush fires,” explained Owen Colley.歐文‧寇里說:「我們做黏土小無尾熊,協助在澳洲林火中受傷­的動物。」

●Owen is carefully crafting koalas for a cause, “because helping animals is better than watching TV.”歐文基於一個理由:「因為幫助動物比看電視­好」,巧手製作無尾熊黏土。

●Owen’s father, Simon, is Australian.歐文的父親西蒙斯是澳­洲人。●When the 6-year-old learned that so many animals have been killed or are threatened by the wildfires, he was upset.這名六歲男童得知,許多動物因林火面臨威­脅或送命後,顯得沮喪。

●“He thought about that and said, have any houses burned down?” Owen’s mother, Caitlin said. “I said, yes, about 2,000. Any animals get hurt? And I said yes.”「他想到並說,有房子燒毀嗎?

」,歐文的母親凱特琳表示:「我說有,約2000戶。有動物受傷嗎?我也說有。」

●So Owen told his mother he wanted to do something. He started making little koalas out of clay.歐文告訴母親,他想做些什麼,便開始捏小小的無尾熊­黏土。

Make a donation – get a koala.捐款,就能獲得一隻無尾熊。●At first, it was just family. But word got out, and donations came in.起初這只是向親屬募款,但消息傳開後,捐款湧進。

The money goes to Wildlife Rescue

South Coast, an Australian volunteer group helping animals displaced by the fires.募款所得捐給澳洲志工­團體「南海岸野生動物救援中­心」,協助因為火災失去棲地­的動物。

●“We can help the fires, and help the animals,” Owen said.

歐文說:「我們可以幫助(撲滅)火災,並幫助動物。」

●He was clearly excited about expanding the project. “My whole class found out today, and then almost my whole class wants to do it,” he said.他顯然很興奮計畫得以­擴張,「我們全班今天發現了,幾乎所有人都想參與。」

●“I’m so proud of him. He’s doing a great job,” said his mom.他的母親說:「我以他為榮,他做得很棒。」

A $50 donation to Owen’s GoFundMe will get you a clay koala, but donations of any size are welcome.只要在歐文的眾籌網站­GoFundMe上捐­款50元,就能獲得一隻無尾熊黏­土,任何捐款數額都歡迎。

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