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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K428: About dogs - In Rio, rescue dog watches out for his rescuer
In Rio de Janeiro, one rescue dog has turned local mascot and budding online influencer after joining his rescuer’s ranks.
Corporal Oliveira, a dog with short brown hair thought to be around four years old, turned up one morning in 2019 at a police station on Rio’s Governador Island, injured and weak.
"I gave him food, water. It took a while for him to get used to me," said Cpl. Cristiano Oliveira. But within a few days, Corporal Oliveira - the furry animal - started following his new master around the precinct.
Corporal Oliveira has his own Instagram profile with more than 45,000 followers, always hungry for more photos and videos of their mascot in his trademark police uniform, standing on top of police vehicles and motorcycles.
He even has a miniature toy firearm.
Your dog’s personality may have little to do with its breed 你家狗狗的個性可能和品種沒什麼關聯
A new study published in the journal Science confirms what dog lovers know - every pup is truly an individual.
The researchers surveyed more than 18,000 dog owners and analyzed the genomes of about 2,150 of their dogs to look for patterns.
They found that some behaviors, such as howling, pointing and showing friendliness to human strangers, do have at least some genetic basis. But that inheritance isn’t strictly passed down along breed lines.
For example, they found golden retrievers that don’t retrieve, said co-author Kathryn Lord. Some breeds, such as huskies and beagles, may show a greater tendency to howl. But many of these dogs don’t.
例如，研究共同作者凱瑟琳．羅德說，他們發現有不會狩獵的黃金獵犬。像是哈士奇和米格魯之類的品種，可能具有吼叫的癖性，但其中也有許多不會吼叫的。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1532395 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1534990
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