On Sept. 4, 2016, the conservation status of giant pandas was updated from "endangered" to the less critical "vulnerable." That's great news!
After all, who wouldn't want to see more of these fluffy little faces in the world?
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There are a lot of things you might not know about the no longer endangered species.
In September 2016 news broke that the giant panda was no longer considered "endangered" and there was much rejoicing.
Thanks to the incredible conservation efforts of the Chinese government and international groups like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the species is now classified as "vulnerable." Conservation efforts began back in the 1960s, when four panda reserves were set up in China and hunting the species was outlawed.
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