非洲這麼熱,非洲野犬怎麼還會打噴嚏呢? - 空中美語部落格

非洲這麼熱,非洲野犬怎麼還會打噴嚏呢?

    

(Image From:flickr_Michael Jansen)
 

非洲野犬打噴嚏是什麼意思呢?

(A) They are looking for food.
  牠們正在尋找食物。
(B) They are voting to decide something.
  牠們正在投票決定某件事。
(C) They are about to fight with each other.
  牠們正要和對方打架。
 
答案是:B
 

When people sneeze, it's to clear out irritants in our noses.

當人們打噴嚏時,是為了清除我們鼻子中的刺激物。

However, African wild dogs Lycaon pictus sneeze to vote!

然而,非洲野犬打噴嚏是為了投票!

The dogs meet in a big group to decide things like moving to a new place.

野犬會成群聚集在一起來決定事務,像是遷徙到新的地方。

Many dogs in this group may sneeze. If so, the group will likely make a change. This even happens when the group's leaders aren't there.

群體中的一些野犬可能會打噴嚏,這麼一來,這群野犬就有可能會做出改變,這甚至在群體首領不在場時也會發生。

They're not the only animal with democratic voting, though. Deer, bees, and some birds vote, too!

但是,非洲野犬並不是唯一會進行民主表決的動物,鹿、蜜蜂以及某些鳥類也會投票呢!