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SSS 2008-12-10

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This is Scientific American's 60-Second Science. I'm Karen Hopkin. This will just take a minute.

 

It’s a familiar story. When immigrants arrive in a new place, they tend to stick together, forming segregated1 enclaves that feel like a home away from home. Then, over time, they become assimilated, and integrate into the local community. It was true of the German and Irish immigrants who came to the U.S. in the 1800s. And it’s also true of elephants when they find themselves in unfamiliar2 territory.

In managing wild elephant populations, rangers3 will often transport the animals from one place to another, removing them from a familiar habitat and placing them in one that’s new. So scientists in California got to wondering how elephants, which are highly social creatures, handle making themselves at home when they get to a new neighborhood.

It turns out they form enclaves that are the elephant equivalent of a ghetto4, where the new pachyderms in the park associate with one another and with other immigrant elephants. Then, once the transplants have been around for a year, they get friendly with the locals, findings that were published by the Royal Society on December 10th. The cautious approach seems to be a good one: not knowing whether the natives are friendly, it’s probably best not to step on any toes. Especially if you’re an elephant.

 

Thanks for the minute for Scientific American's 60-Second Science. I'm Karen Hopkin.

 


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1 segregated 457728413c6a2574f2f2e154d5b8d101     
分开的; 被隔离的
参考例句:
  • a culture in which women are segregated from men 妇女受到隔离歧视的文化
  • The doctor segregated the child sick with scarlet fever. 大夫把患猩红热的孩子隔离起来。
2 unfamiliar uk6w4     
adj.陌生的,不熟悉的
参考例句:
  • I am unfamiliar with the place and the people here.我在这儿人地生疏。
  • The man seemed unfamiliar to me.这人很面生。
3 rangers f306109e6f069bca5191deb9b03359e2     
护林者( ranger的名词复数 ); 突击队员
参考例句:
  • Do you know where the Rangers Stadium is? 你知道Rangers体育场在哪吗? 来自超越目标英语 第3册
  • Now I'm a Rangers' fan, so I like to be near the stadium. 现在我是Rangers的爱好者,所以我想离体育场近一点。 来自超越目标英语 第3册
4 ghetto nzGyV     
n.少数民族聚居区,贫民区
参考例句:
  • Racism and crime still flourish in the ghetto.城市贫民区的种族主义和犯罪仍然十分猖獗。
  • I saw that achievement as a possible pattern for the entire ghetto.我把获得的成就看作整个黑人区可以仿效的榜样。
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