Animal lovers rejoice! The Giant Panda is no longer an endangered species.
The large Chinese bears have spent years as a dying breed, with many zoologists predicting their extinction to be imminent. Various environmental factors and their apparent unwillingness to procreate in captivity led many to assume that the end was near for the big cute beasts. But not so. There’s light at the end of the tunnel.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) were thrilled to announce the news that The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) had downgraded the threat level. Giant Pandas are no longer an ‘endangered’ species. They are, instead, now listed as only a ‘vulnerable’ breed.
Incessant deforestation had been a major player in their woes, but it seems as though the combined and concerted efforts of so many people and organizations is now paying off.
WWF Director General Marco Lambertini was ecstatic when he told the media …