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In this photo taken Friday, May 1, 2020, a ranger observes the last remaining two northern white rhinos Fatu, left, and Najin, right, at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new alertness to anti-poaching patrols in Africa, and a new fear: With no tourist revenue coming in poachers might try to take advantage and protecting endangered wildlife has become that much more challenging. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Africa's endangered wildlife at risk as tourism dries up

May. 15, 2020 5:20 AM EDT

NANYUKI, Kenya (AP) — The armed rangers set off at dusk in pursuit of poachers. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new alertness, and a new fear. With tourists gone and their money, too, protecting endangered wildlife like black rhinos has become that much more challenging. And the poachers, like many...

Denver Zoo celebrates birth of 2 African lion cubs

Apr. 28, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of two African lion cubs. Zoo officials say the cubs were born Thursday to 4-year-old mother Kamara and 4-year-old father Tobias. The healthy newborns are bonding with Kamara behind the scenes and will gradually be introduced to the rest of the pride...

FILE - This April 3, 2019 file photo shows primatologist Jane Goodall being honored for her lifetime achievements at a ceremony on her 85th birthday in Los Angeles. Goodall says the planet has reaped the benefits of a cleaner environment from society shutting down during the coronavirus outbreak. But the famed primatologist is worried about societal behavior restoring back to the “business as usual” mindset after the pandemic is over. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Jane Goodall talks coronavirus impact, Nat Geo documentary

Apr. 20, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though the planet has reaped the benefits of a cleaner environment from society shutting down during the coronavirus outbreak, Jane Goodall worries about human behavior resorting back to a “business as usual” mindset after the pandemic is over. The famed primatologist...