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国际犀牛基金会eBay拍卖犀牛粪
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[ 2007-12-07 15:18 ]

Do you want to give a piece of rhino poop to that special one as a gift for this Christmas?

Stumped about what to give that special someone this Christmas? How about some rhino poop? The International Rhino Foundation is auctioning on eBay four pieces of dung from the endangered species and will use the proceeds to fund conservation efforts.

The pieces come from four of the five types of rhino: white, black, Indian and Sumatran. The Javan rhino is so rare that a sample could not be collected.

Each piece is dried, mounted in a clear trophy case and marked with the type of rhino that produced it.

The auction ends Sunday and as of Thursday afternoon bidding had been light, with the top bid for Sumatran rhino poop standing at $500. Black rhino poop was standing at $255, Indian was at $250 and white was at $122.50.

The foundation, which is based at the White Oak Conservation Center, says only about 17,500 rhinos remain in the wild with another 1,200 living in captivity.

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正在为圣诞节送什么礼物给你的那个他(她)而发愁?来点犀牛粪如何?国际犀牛基金会目前正在eBay上拍卖四块犀牛粪,拍卖所得将用于保护这一濒危物种。

这四块粪便产自四种不同的犀牛,分别是白犀牛、黑犀牛、印度犀牛和苏门答腊犀牛。由于爪哇犀牛十分稀有,因此未能收集到这种犀牛的粪便样本。

这四块干犀牛粪被放在透明的陈列柜中,每块粪便还注明来自哪种犀牛。

该拍卖活动将于本周日结束。截至本周四下午,竞拍价尚未达到理想水平,苏门答腊犀牛粪的当前拍价最高,达到500美元;黑犀牛粪为255美元,印度犀牛粪和白犀牛粪分别为250美元和122.5美元。

据位于(佛罗里达)白橡树保护中心的国际犀牛基金会介绍,目前全球仅存1.75万只野犀牛及1200只笼养犀牛。

 

(英语点津姗姗编辑)

 

Vocabulary: 

tropy case:陈列柜

 
 
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