The giant panda has come today to symbolize the plight of the world’s vanishing wildlife. There are only about 1,600 giant pandas living in the wild in China. The National Zoo has been at the forefront of giant panda conservation focusing on the two goals of increasing the capacity of our Chinese partners to protect the habitat and maintaining a healthy captive population to support those in the wild. There is still much to learn and be done to ensure a future for the giant panda.
Adopt a giant panda and help support conservation efforts at both the National Zoo's D.C. campus and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.