There are currently only 1,864 giant pandas living in the wild. That's down from 2,500 in 2000. This means that the population has declined by more than half since then.
The Chinese government estimates that there are now around 3,000 pandas living in captivity. However, experts say that number could be much higher. In fact, some believe that China should allow the animals to roam free in the wild again.
As of 2016, there were approximately 3,000 captive pandas in China. That number has been steadily increasing since the 1970s, when there were fewer than 1,000. Experts say that the increase is due to better conservation efforts and increased awareness among people.
The Chinese government estimates that the wild population of giant pandas is around 2,500 individuals. However, experts believe that the actual number could be much higher. In fact, some scientists estimate that the true number of wild pandas could be closer to 10,000.
The Chinese government has been working to protect the giant pandas.