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The Last Three: Behind the effort to save the northern white rhinoceros

Artists Gillie and Marc Schattner have created the world’s tallest bronze rhino sculpture as a means to inspire and mobilize people to affect real change against rhino horn sales. Their art calls for humans to work together to make sure that history won’t repeat itself. Their 17-foot tall sculpture will be used to raise critical awareness and the funds needed to protect northern white rhinos, as well as to educate people about the plight of the rhinos.

Spring training baseball is for the fans

The poet Alexander Pope once wrote, “Hope springs eternal.” For Major League Baseball fans, that hope begins during spring training.

Spring training gives baseball fans the opportunity to see and meet their favorite major league players for autographs and selfies. During the regular season, many fans are disappointed when they are unable to get autographs or a photo taken with their favorite players, who are on a tight schedule in ballparks. (Players still find the time to sign a great deal of memorabilia.)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City

New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns fashionable Fifth Avenue green in the world’s largest Irish heritage celebration. The 257th edition of New York City’s parade drew more than 1 million spectators to watch an estimated 150,000 spirited marchers, including more than 100 bands. (AP)

NYPD Boxing Championships at Madison Square Garden

This action-packed event featured over 20 boxing matches, including NYPD Championship Fights, other Law Enforcement Championship Bouts, and a series of unique Grudge Matches for charity — at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 15.

The Boys of Spring get ready for regular season

Top prospects and other big league hopefuls began workouts with their prospective teams on the east coast of Florida earlier this month. Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan visited several major league camps and caught the first few weeks of action as players got into the swing of things while preparing for the long baseball season.

Seals make this beach ‘the smelliest place on Earth’

In a recent trip to Namibia, photographer Gordon Donovan visited Cape Cross in the Skeleton Coast, the home of the largest colonies of Cape fur seals in the world. It is nicknamed “the Smelliest Place on Earth.” After checking in with Namibian park officials and paying the minimum fee, he drove to the coastal headland. As he stepped out of the vehicle, the smell of the ocean, seals and dead animals filled the air. It was not sunny, and only 15 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit), so the smell was not as overwhelming as he had been led to believe it would be — or at least, not today.

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since its origin in 1924, the Macy’s parade has marked the official start of the holiday season, introducing a cherished march of magic that has dazzled generations of fans.

For 91 years, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been the official kickoff to the holiday season! Every year, this family tradition is seen by more than 3.5 million people in New York and 50 million people at home, all tuned in to see giant balloons, one-of-a-kind floats, amazing performances and much, much more.

NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

A shuttered fertilizer plant in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx served as the latest venue for an NYPD boxing event, which this time around was called the Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle.
Approximately 5,000 people — most of them off-duty cops, their families and friends — watched and cheered as officers with the NYPD settled disputes in the boxing ring at the New York Expo Center.

2017 NYC Veterans Day Parade

New York City hosted its 98th annual Veterans Day Parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation, on Nov. 11. “America’s Parade” featured more than 20,000 participants, with marching bands, people on floats, veterans’ groups and military units.

At 11 a.m. — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — a solemn hush fell over Manhattan’s Madison Square Park as veterans laid wreaths under the Eternal Light Flagstaff to honor the fallen.

This year’s parade marks the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I (1917-2017). The U.S. Air Force is this year’s featured service. The parade is also a key part of Veterans Day USA, a national network of events working toward the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day in 2019. (Yahoo News)