Giant panda triplets Meng Meng, Shuai Shuai and Ku Ku eat bamboo shoots and carrots at their second birthday party in Guangzhou in July. Photo: Xinhua
Giant panda triplets Meng Meng, Shuai Shuai and Ku Ku eat bamboo shoots and carrots at their second birthday party in Guangzhou in July. Photo: Xinhua
Pandas

Not simply black and white: disagreement on status of China’s iconic panda after they’re taken off ‘endangered’ list

Beijing debates international conservation union’s new classification of the species as merely ‘vulnerable’

Giant panda triplets Meng Meng, Shuai Shuai and Ku Ku eat bamboo shoots and carrots at their second birthday party in Guangzhou in July. Photo: Xinhua
Giant panda triplets Meng Meng, Shuai Shuai and Ku Ku eat bamboo shoots and carrots at their second birthday party in Guangzhou in July. Photo: Xinhua
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