Photo: More Wild Pandas Than Thought, Dung Study Reveals



Giant pandas eat bamboo at the Wolong Giant Panda Research Center in Sichuan Province, China, on February 21, 2005.

A new survey of DNA from panda dung suggests almost twice as many pandas might be living in the wild than previously thought—up to 3,000 individuals instead of the 1,600 estimated in a 2004 study.

Photograph by China Photos/Getty Images


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