The Minnesota man paid $50,000 for the hunt.
Officials hope the new system will put a serious dent in the number of killings of the endangered animals.
The parent-child combo were brought back together at a park in Thailand, in footage that's tugging at the Internet's heart.
In Zimbabwe, the transformation from poacher to elephant savior isn't just a personal choice, it is a financial one.
The animals underwent 10 months of preparation that included surgery to recover skin and plumage.
The nearly 500-pound animal was rescued on Yawkey-South Island Reserve, suffering from low blood sugar and exhaustion.
With just 1,600 giant pandas left in the wild, the iconic creature needs all the help it can get from conservation efforts.
Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving.
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