How many giant pandas were there?(SDG15: Life on Land)

Factful math: Grade 4th-6th

Math skills: Percentage

Related issues: Biodiversity / SDG15: Life on Land

During 1975 and 2005, Giant Pandas numbers had fallen from 2500 to 1600 largely due to loss of habitat and poachers. However after decades of conservation efforts, Giant Pandas are on the road to recovery. Giant Pandas numbers had increased by 16% during 2005 and 2015. About how many Giant Pandas were there in 2015?

A. 2,900

B. 2,100

C. 1,900

photo credit: San Diego Zoo


1600 x 1.16 = 1856 = about 1900

Source: WWF History of the Giant Panda