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A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo

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A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century, making it a landmark development for the effort to save the endangered animal.

A) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century, making it
B) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, and as the first birth of that species in captivity for more than a century, it is
C) A Sumatran rhinoceros recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, as the first birth for that species in captivity for over a century, is
D) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity for that species in over a century, is
E) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros, as the first birth in over a century of that species in captivity, took place in a Cincinnati zoo,
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A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century, making it a landmark development for the effort to save the endangered animal.

At first glance we notice that the non-underlined portion of the sentence "a landmark development for the effort to save the endangered animal," can not emphasize the rhinoceros itself. It is the BIRTH of the rhino that is a landmark development. If you have any doubts notice if you remove the middle it states that

The rhino was born in the zoo, making it a landmark for the effort to save the animal. The rhino makes it possible to save the animal? Nope...

With this we can eliminate A, B, C

A) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century, making it
B) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, and as the first birth of that species in captivity for more than a century, it is
C) A Sumatran rhinoceros recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, as the first birth for that species in captivity for over a century, is

We are left with D and E.

D) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity for that species in over a century, is
E) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros, as the first birth in over a century of that species in captivity, took place in a Cincinnati zoo,

Reading E we notice it's incredibly wordy and phrased very awkwardly. We are left with D.

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A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century, making it a landmark development for the effort to save the endangered animal.

A) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity of that species in more than a century, making it--it doesn't have a clear antecedent--also how can the rhino save its species?
B) A Sumatran rhinoceros was recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, and as the first birth of that species in captivity for more than a century, it is--the rhino is a landmark development--again, the wrong meaning is conveyed
C) A Sumatran rhinoceros recently born in a Cincinnati zoo, as the first birth for that species in captivity for over a century, is--again, the rhino is landmark effort to save itself? Maybe... but probably not
D) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity for that species in over a century, is--yes, finally--the birth is the landmark development--this one looks good
E) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros, as the first birth in over a century of that species in captivity, took place in a Cincinnati zoo,--awkward construction and the sentence as a whole isn't really a sentence

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why e is wrong?

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Hi thangvietnam

the first birth in over a century of that species in captivity : The modifiers are all messed up... Does it mean first birth after a 100 years of captivity of that animals? Or the first birth in captivity?

: the first birth in captivity for that species in over a century phrases it correctly.
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D) The recent birth of a Sumatran rhinoceros in a Cincinnati zoo, the first birth in captivity for that species in over a century, is

correct. the first birth refers to the recent birth.perfect

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