animal life

video story THREE

Xianhe and Sadako’s story

Xianhe and Sadako don’t know each other. They come from different places. People say they come from different countries. Of course, they don’t know about countries. They just know land and water and sky. And food.


They are both beautiful. They are beautiful when they stand still, when they walk, and when they fly. ‘What makes them beautiful?’ you might ask. Is it their long necks? Or their long legs? Or the bright crowns on their heads? 


It’s all of those things. Maybe one day they will meet, and dance beautifully together.


They're like you and me – they eat many kinds of food, such as fruit and rice and corn and rats and lizards and insects. (OK, maybe that part is just like you. Not me.) 


They don’t know aboutabout flags and armies and sports teams and all that kind of thing that humans think are do important. But they know about people.


Animals, like Xianhe and Sadako, sometimes eat people's crops. Then people get angry and chase them away. Or shoot them. There are more and more people in the world, and more and more crops. So there’s less and less room for Xianhe and Sadako.

仙鹤和Sadako并不认识彼此,他们来自不同的地方。人们说他们来自不同的国家。当然,他们并不知道什么是国家,他们只认识那片土地、水域和天空,以及他们的食物。


他们都优雅又美丽,无论站着还是走路,或是飞翔。你可能会问,是什么让他们如此优雅美丽。是他们粗壮的颈,细长的腿,还是头顶闪闪发亮的王冠。


这些都是。也许某天他们会相遇,一起跳着优雅的舞蹈。


他们就像你我,吃着许多不同种类的食物,例如水果、大米、玉米、老鼠、蜥蜴和昆虫。(好吧,也许后面那些只是像你,而不是我)



他们并不了解旗帜、军队、球队以及各种人类认为重要的事,但他们了解人类。


像仙鹤和Sadako这类动物,有时候会吃人类的庄家。人们会生气地把他们赶走,甚至拿枪射他们。人类越来越多,庄家也就越来越多,而仙鹤和Sadako的栖息地却就越来越少。

Ignore the meerkat.

 

Xianhe and Sadako are……

cranes

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