In 1986, Dan Harrison (see picture left) was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University.在1986年,丹哈里森(见图片左起) ,是度假,在肯尼亚毕业后,由西北大学。 On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air.就健行穿越丛林,他遇见一个年轻的公牛大象站在同一条腿提出了在空中。 The elephant seemed distressed, so Dan approached it very carefully.大象似乎痛心,所以丹走近,它非常小心。

He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant’s foot and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it.他对一个膝关节,并考察大象的脚,并发现一大块的木材已深植于它。 As carefully and as gently as he could, Dan worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.为慎重,因为温柔,因为他可以,丹工作的木材出与他的狩猎刀,然后由大象小心翼翼地放下自己的手脚。

The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments.大象转向面对该名男子,而在一个相当好奇,就看它的脸,盯着他的几个紧张时刻。

Dan stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled.丹站在冻结,思想,什么都没有了,但被践踏。

Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.最终大象鼓噪起来,原来,走开了。

Dan never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.丹从来没有忘记象或事件的那一天。

Twenty years later, Dan was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. 20年后,丹步行通过芝加哥动物园与他的十几岁的儿子。 As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Dan and his son Dan Jr. were standing.因为他们走近大象文,其中的生物,转而走过去到附近丹和他的儿子小丹人的声望。

The large bull elephant stared at Dan, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down.大牛市大象盯着丹,解除其前端脚离开地面,然后把它放下。 The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.象这样的几倍,然后高声吹嘘的,所有的凝视,而在该名男子。 Remembering the encounter in 1986, Dan couldn’t help wondering if this was the same elephant.想起遇到在1986年,丹不能不禁要问,如果这是一样的大象。

Dan summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure.丹召见了他的勇气,爬越栏杆,并取得了他的方式进入圈地。 He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder.他走到正确的行动,以大象和家人早在怀疑。 The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Dan’s legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.大象再次吹嘘的,包裹着它的主干约一丹的脚,好在他对栏杆,当场死亡。

It probably wasn’t the same elephant.它可能是不一样的大象。 :-)