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Giant Pandas are no longer endangered species

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Giant Pandas take a giant leap off the endangered species list. 

It's right there in black and white, in a report released Sunday at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. 

Giant Pandas are now on the "vulnerable" list thanks to the success of conservation efforts to protect their habit.

The news is not so great for the Eastern Gorilla. 

The world's largest living primate is now listed as critically endangered, just one step from extinction. 

The population has declined about 70 percent over the past 20 years. 

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