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Giant Panda population goes up to over 1900: Survey

Over 1,900 giant pandas, an endangered species, are currently in China and different parts of the world, representing an increase of 16.8 per cent compared to twelve years ago, according to official data.


Giant Panda population goes up to over 1900: Survey

Beijing: Over 1,900 giant pandas, an endangered species, are currently in China and different parts of the world, representing an increase of 16.8 per cent compared to twelve years ago, according to official data.

There were 1,864 giant pandas living in the wild in China by the end of 2013, while 42 more stayed in 12 different countries, a survey of the State Forestry Administration said.

China has established collaborative research on giant pandas with 17 zoos from 12 countries, including Japan, the US, Austria, Thailand, Spain, Australia, Britain, France, Singapore, Canada, Belgium and Malaysia, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

There were 1,864 giant pandas living in the wild in China by the end of 2013, which is 268 or 16.8 per cent more than the previous survey period ending in 2003, it added.

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