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Penguins at a Japanese aquarium are being fed cheaper fish - and they aren’t happy
An aquarium employee waves a mackerel near a penguin － but there’s no reaction. When she moves the fish closer to its beak, the penguin turns away haughtily. An otter sniffs the fish, then runs away.
Before, the Hakone-en Aquarium offered penguins and otters "aji," or Japanese horse mackerel, which the animals readily ate.
The price of aji has increased by 20% to 30% since last year, the aquarium said. So to cut costs, in May the aquarium switched to a cheaper alternative － "saba," or mackerel.
It has not been well received. The aquarium says penguins and otters have their preferred type of fish and the aquarium tries its best to accommodate their needs.
readily：副詞，甘心樂意地，迅速地，輕易地。例句：If you ask, he would readily help us.（如果你開口問，他會樂意幫忙我們。）
receive：動詞，迎接，反應。例句：The concert was coldly received by the audience. （觀眾對這場演唱會的反應冷淡。）
accommodate：動詞，給予方便、幫助等。例句：We will try to better accommodate our customers’ needs.（我們將設法更佳滿足客戶的需求。）
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