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?
It's the beginning of a new week and you may be feeling kind of bleh, but channeling your inner tiger can help you start off the right foot.
Today is not a day to whimper — today is a day to roar with delight! According to the World Wildlife Fun and the Global Tiger Forum, tiger populations are finally going up after over 100 years of decline.
This puts us at about 3,900 wild tigers — about 700 more than the 2010 estimate.
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If being an endangered species was a support group, there'd be a lot of fighting over chairs.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists almost 20,000 threatened species.
But you know who'd always get a chair? The rhino.