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|作者：英语点津 文章来源：China Daily 点击数：63 更新时间：2017/2/26|
“Fat cat”在英文中指有钱有势的人，而下面一组老虎的照片重新诠释了这个词的含义。哈尔滨动物园里的几只东北虎吃得太胖，导致往日的威武霸气尽失，毛绒绒圆滚滚的样子到成了名副其实的“fat cat”。还有网友戏称，“承认吧，这就是过完年的你”。
The images on People's Daily Online show some rather tubby Siberian tigers lolling around at a zoo in northeast China’s Harbin.
Some social media users have joked that the cats were a little over-indulgent over China's Spring Festival, which revolves around a run of excessive family feasts.
While many commenters have raised concerns about the large size of the animals, it is natural for the tigers to overeat over the winter months in a bid to survive the harsh Siberian winters.
Similar temperatures are witnessed in Harbin, which is nicknamed Ice City.
The area often experiences lows of minus 18 degrees Celsius in January. February and March can prove to be equally as bitter.
Siberian tigers are famed for being the biggest cat species on the planet.
There was one unconfirmed report of a wild male tiger weighing 847lbs back in 1950 and a record-breaking captive Siberian tiger named Jaipur tipped the scales at a colossal 1,025lbs.
The tigers recently photographed in Harbin should return to their regular weight during the summer months.
Temperatures in the area are a little less frosty from June to August, averaging around 21 degrees Celsius.
Siberian Tiger Park is the largest natural park for wild Siberian tigers in the world at present, occupying an area of 1,440,000 square meters.
It has stabilized the population of Siberian tigers for decades due to intensive conservation efforts and more than 90 big cats were born in 2016.
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