In 1986, Dan Harrison (see picture left) was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University.在1986年,丹哈里森(見圖片左起) ,是度假,在肯尼亞畢業後,由西北大學。 On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air.就健行穿越叢林,他遇見一個年輕的公牛大象站在同一條腿提出了在空中。 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.他對一個膝關節,並考察大象的腳,並發現一大塊的木材已深植於它。 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.為慎重,因為溫柔,因為他可以,丹工作的木材出與他的狩獵刀,然後由大象小心翼翼地放下自己的手腳。

The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments.大象轉向面對該名男子,而在一個相當好奇,就看它的臉,盯著他的幾個緊張時刻。

Dan stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled.丹站在凍結,思想,什麼都沒有了,但被踐踏。

Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.最終大象鼓譟起來,原來,走開了。

Dan never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.丹從來沒有忘記象或事件的那一天。

Twenty years later, Dan was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. 20年後,丹步行通過芝加哥動物園與他的十幾歲的兒子。 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.因為他們走近大象文,其中的生物,轉而走過去到附近丹和他的兒子小丹人的聲望。

The large bull elephant stared at Dan, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down.大牛市大象盯著丹,解除其前端腳離開地面,然後把它放下。 The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.象這樣的幾倍,然後高聲吹噓的,所有的凝視,而在該名男子。 Remembering the encounter in 1986, Dan couldn’t help wondering if this was the same elephant.想起遇到在1986年,丹不能不禁要問,如果這是一樣的大象。

Dan summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure.丹召見了他的勇氣,爬越欄杆,並取得了他的方式進入圈地。 He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder.他走到正確的行動,以大象和家人早在懷疑。 The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Dan’s legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.大象再次吹噓的,包裹著它的主幹約一丹的腳,好在他對欄杆,當場死亡。

It probably wasn’t the same elephant.它可能是不一樣的大象。 :-)