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Kislány és orángután barátsága - olvasmány hanganyaggal és szószedettel!

I wanna be like you – ooo.

Say hello to Emily Bland and her unusual pri-mate – Rishi the orang-utan!

Human and ape first met as toddlers and have gone on to form a strong bond that has lasted for years. The pair were introduced back in 2008 when Emily’s photographer father Barry took her with him on a shoot at the Myrtle Beach Safari park in South Carolina. And like something out of The Jungle Book, Emily and Rishi happily played for hours together, with Emily even giving Rishi a lift in her doll’s pushchair.

Despite the fact Emily and Barry live in Britain the firm friends have met up regularly over the years to enjoy a whole host of fun and games. This has included picnics – with bananas firmly on the menu – and splashing around in a paddling pool. The pals‘ most recent get together happened last month when Rishia demonstrated just what a cheeky monkey he is by spitting water at Emily, now 6 years old, during their swimming session.

It is thought that the pair have developed a special friendship due to the fact they met so young – forming a bond similar to that of brother and sister. However, as the pair grow up their friendship naturally has to change. Rishi is developing at a much quicker pace then Emily and is already strong enough to pick up a fully-grown human. He currently tips the scales at 65lbs and this is set to double within the next 18 months.

And while he isn’t aggressive in the slightest, this means that soon he and Emily will not be able to enjoy the same kind of rough and tumble. However, according to Rishi’s keepers he is a pro at using a computer and Emily already has plans to talk to him via webcam.

unusual – szokatlan
primate – főemlős
human  – ember(i lény)
ape – emberszabású) majom
toddler – totyogó baba
to form a bond – köteléket kialakítani
to last for – időben tartani valameddig
to be introduced – bemutatva lenni (egymásnak)
shoot – fotózás
to give somebody a lift – elvinni valakit (kocsival, pl.)
pushchair – (sport) babakocsi
despite – valami ellenére
firm  – szilárd
regularly – rendszeresen
firmly – szilárdan, erősen
to splash around – pancsolni
paddling pool – pancsoló-medence
pal – cimbora
get together – összejövetel
to demonstrate – kimutatni
cheeky – szemtelen, pimasz

to spit köpködni

to develop – fejlődni

due to – köszönhetően valaminek

fully-grown – teljesen felnőtt, kifejlett

currently– jelenleg

to tip the scales at – valamennyi súlyt nyomni

in the slightest – a legkevésbé (sem)

rough and tumble – birkózás, verekedés

however – ennek ellenére

according to – szerint

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