1. Have you ever seen wild animals in your life?
Well, I guess it depends on what you think of as wild animals. I’ve seen animals in their element, but they’re usually just regular animals like squirrels or raccoons150. I’ve seen exotic animals151 like lions and tigers, but only in a zoo. So I don’t know if that counts152, since they live in captivity153.
2. What’s your favorite wild animal?
When it comes to wild animals, I’m crazy about pandas. They look like giant teddy bears, but with striking154 black and white markings. And they have black eye patches155 that make them look pretty funny. I mean, no animals are more adorable than pandas, are they?
3. Do you like to go to zoos?
I have mixed feelings about going to zoos. On the one hand, it blows my mind156 to see exotic animals up close and in person157. But on the other hand, it’s kind of sad that158 these beautiful creatures live behind bars159. Freedom is not only for human beings but also for animals.
4. Do you think it’s important to protect wild animals?
Yes, I think it’s super important to protect wild animals. They’re an essential and beautiful part of nature. You know, a lot of species are endangered because humans have been destroying their habitats. And when some species go extinct160, the food chain161 in the area might just break, which is dangerous to nature as well as to human beings.
150 squirrels or raccoons:松鼠或是浣熊
151 exotic animals：稀有动物
1521 don’t know if that counts:我不知道这算不算
153 live in captivity：被关着的，被囚禁着的
154 striking： 明显的，引人注目的
155 black eye patches：黑眼圈
156 blows my mind:很惊喜兴奋
157 up close and in person：近距离亲身体验
158 it’s kind of sad that：…很可悲
160 go extinct：灭绝
161 food chain：食物链