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澳洲超萌的動物英雄 Australia’s adorable animal heroes
Wombats are most famous for their cube-shaped poop. Some poop out 100 cubes in a single day. They often pile up their poo as a way to mark their territory. When this strategy doesn’t work, wombats will occasionally fight over land. These battles start with two wombats charging at one another, trying to knock each other over. To humans, this scene looks like two teddy bears being pushed together. Fights usually end when one wombat backs down, which allows them both to go on to fight another day.
When wombats aren’t eating or fighting, they enjoy showing off their digging skills. Wombats make great architects, as they use their long, sharp claws to dig large burrows. If anything gets in their way, they use their powerful teeth to chew through it. Wombat burrows are complex and have multiple entrances. Quite often, wombats will live in a single burrow for their entire lives. They frequently dig tunnels to connect to nearby burrows, which creates a little underground wombat neighborhood.
In 2005, Australians showed their appreciation for wombats by declaring October 22 Wombat Day. To celebrate the occasion, people bake wombat-shaped chocolate cakes while sharing facts about their little furry neighbors.
澳洲人於 2005 年宣布十月二十二日為「袋熊日」，以此表示對袋熊的讚賞。為了慶祝這一節日，人們會烘烤袋熊形狀的巧克力蛋糕，同時也分享有關這群毛茸茸小鄰居的大小事。
You Can Do This
1. Which of the following is NOT mentioned about wombats?
(A) Their surprising speed.
(B) Their huge appetite.
(C) Their unique poop.
(D) Their swimming ability.
2. Which of the following best describes a wombat’s home?
(A) A hollow space in the ground.
(B) A stack of wood near water.
(C) A hole dug into a tree trunk.
(D) A pile of poop and rocks in the woods.
You Can Do This: 1. D 2. A