Giant panda eats bamboo leaves at a panda park on the outskirts of China's Chengdu.
A giant panda eats bamboo leaves at a panda park on the outskirts of Chengdu, capital of China's southwestern Sichuan province July 27, 2004. China's giant pandas are rebounding from the brink of extinction, thanks to an improved and expanded habitat, but they are not out of the woods yet, forestry officials said in June. The first comprehensive Chinese study of the mammal since 1988 showed that more than 1,590 giant pandas now roam China's forests, and another 161 pandas have been raised in captivity. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE. REUTERS/Bobby Yip BY/CP