Giant pandas, the adorable fluffy animals in white and black were among the endangered species for so long. Pandas reduced to such a number that wildlife experts thought they would be extinct in no time. But thanks to the animal lovers who have put incredible efforts to save this species from extinction.
Yesterday, WWF has revealed this news that giant pandas are no longer on the list of the endangered species. They are now listed as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species after there has been a superb growth in their population for the last few years.
The experts believe that the primary reason behind the near-extinction stage of the giant pandas is their ability to choose their partner, which means if they don’t feel like mating with the females, then they won’t.
It seems that the pandas born in the last few years were “extremely desirable” for which the population increased to this level.
China has exerted a lot of effort to conserve this species as giant pandas are their national animal. Now there are 1864 adult pandas in the wild. Including their cubs, the panda population is now more than 2000.
However, on the other hand, the eastern gorilla is now on the list of endangered species. Bad news, indeed! Excessive hunting and slaughter of this species have reduced their number below 5000.
Let’s hope we shall see some efforts from the animal lovers to save this endangered species now.