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FILE - In this March 16, 2018, file photo, a new U.S. advisory board is shown meeting for the first time to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos at the Interior Department in Washington. The Trump administration has disbanded its advisory board created to help boost trophy hunting and relax federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos. (AP Photo/Michael Biesecker, File)

Interior Dept. drops trophy hunting council amid court fight

Feb. 10, 2020 8:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing significant legal challenges, the Trump administration has disbanded its advisory board created to help boost trophy hunting and relax federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos. In a filing to a federal court in New York, an official...

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, female northern white rhinos Fatu, 19, right, and Najin, 30, left, the last two northern white rhinos on the planet, are fed some carrots by a ranger in their enclosure at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. Researchers said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 that they have successfully created another embryo of the nearly extinct northern white rhino, just the third to be created in a lab with eggs taken from the females and inseminated with frozen sperm from dead males, in a global effort to keep the species alive. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

'Amazing': New embryo made of nearly extinct rhino species

Jan. 15, 2020 7:17 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Researchers say they have successfully created another embryo of the nearly extinct northern white rhino in a global effort to keep the species alive. Just two animals remain, and both are female. The viable embryo is just the third to be created in a lab with eggs taken from the...

Lansing zoo hosts contest to name rare black rhino calf

Jan. 1, 2020 8:38 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Lansing zoo has kicked off a naming contest for a rare black rhino calf that was born on Christmas Eve. Zoologists with Potter Park Zoo have released a list of six potential names for the male calf, which is a member of a critically endangered species. Those names include options...

In a photo provided by the Potter Park Zoo a newborn black rhino calf that was born at the zoo on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, is nursed by its mother, 12-year old Doppsee, in Lansing, Mich. The unnamed calf won't be seen by the public until the spring of next year. Zoo officials said that the species is at risk of extinction because of illegal poaching and habitat loss. (Kaiti Chritz/Potter Park Zoo via AP)

Endangered black rhino at Lansing zoo delivers first calf

Dec. 25, 2019 4:50 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A black rhino that is part of a critically endangered species delivered her first calf at a Lansing zoo, officials announced on Christmas Eve. The unnamed calf was born at Potter Park Zoo on Tuesday before 6 a.m. The 12-year-old mother, Doppsee, nuzzled her baby within minutes and...