The announcement was welcomed by conservationists, who, citing its detrimental impact on wildlife, have long been pushing for an all-out ban.
Only about 100 Sumatran rhinos are believed to exist in the entire world so the pregnancy is seen as tremendously good news.
The new mom is one of eight rhinos relocated from Zimbabwe in June.
Three critically endangered Javan rhino calves have been filmed in an Indonesian national park.
The only woolly rhinoceros infant specimen ever found has its time of death more accurately fixed after an autopsy.
Hundreds of rare rhinos and other animals are fleeing flooding in India's northeast, raising fears of a rise in poaching during the exodus.
When a northern white rhino died in the Czech Republic recently, it left four remaining -- on the entire planet! Julia explains the science behind how animals are deemed to be extinct or endangered.
The survival of the species now rests with around 100 rhinos in the wild in Indonesia and nine in captivity.
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