OMG….I want a job in a panda nursery! The giant panda is a conservation-reliant endangered species. A 2007 report shows 239 pandas living in captivity inside China and another 27 outside the country. As of December 2014, 49 giant pandas live in captivity like this panda nursery outside China. A large number of them live in zoos — 18 zoos total in 13 different countries! Wild population estimates vary; one estimate shows that there are about 1,590 individuals living in the wild, while a 2006 study via DNA analysis estimated that this figure could be as high as 2,000 to 3,000. Some reports also show that the number of giant pandas in the wild is on the rise. On March 2015, it was stated that the wild giant panda population increased by 268, or 16.8%, totaling to 1,864 individuals. This is good news…..is there anything cuter?!?