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    some questions about the news

    Hi, I have some questions about the news:
    Zookeeper mauled to death in Denver by 140-pound jaguar - CNN.com

    Q1:"the feline building was to remain closed, officials said." Does "the feline building" mean the place where only the shot jaguar lived or does it mean the place where all feline animals live?
    Q2:"We are deeply saddened by this loss,"..."This keeper was a part of our family and we too are grieving the loss of one of our own." What does "we too are grieving the loss of one of our own" mean? The loss of the shot jaguar? But if the second quote refers to two losses, why doesn't the first quote say "We are deeply saddened by these losses"?

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    Re: some questions about the news

    Quote Originally Posted by 760831 View Post
    Hi, I have some questions about the news:
    Zookeeper mauled to death in Denver by 140-pound jaguar - CNN.com

    Q1:"the feline building was to remain closed, officials said." Does "the feline building" mean the place where only the shot jaguar lived or does it mean the place where all feline animals live?
    Q2:"We are deeply saddened by this loss,"..."This keeper was a part of our family and we too are grieving the loss of one of our own." What does "we too are grieving the loss of one of our own" mean? The loss of the shot jaguar? But if the second quote refers to two losses, why doesn't the first quote say "We are deeply saddened by these losses"?
    The feline building would be the whole 'big cat' section.

    'we too' means we are grieving the loss of our zookeeper as well as his family grieving, no grief for the jaguar would be expressed at this very sad moment.

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