CHINA Number of captive pandas reaches 600 worldwide

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Number of captive pandas reaches 600 worldwide

China Daily

20:15, November 12, 2019

The number of captive pandas has reached 600 in the world.

Panda cubs are seen at the giant panda state park in Xi'an, Shaanxi province. (Photo: China Daily)

The count means the world has been able to develop a self-sustaining and growing captive panda population, according to the three-day 2019 Annual Conference of the Chinese Committee of Giant Panda Breeding Techniques which started in Chengdu, Sichuan province on Tuesday.

Sixty pandas were born worldwide this year, and 57 survived, said Jia Jiansheng, a senior official with the National Forestry and Grassland Administration.

The conference is administered by his administration and hosted by the Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens.

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