KUSA - How about some good news for your Labor Day weekend?
Thanks to successful conservation efforts, giant pandas are no longer endangered, the International Union for Conservation of Nature announced Sunday.
The fluffy critters are now listed as vulnerable.
They aren’t totally out of the woods though: Climate change is predicted to eliminate more than 35 percent of the panda’s bamboo habitat in the next 80 years.
The giant panda’s scientific name is Ailuropoda melanoleuca. They are native to south central China.
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