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Table 1 Habitat representation in captive and wild panda populations

From: Genetic composition of captive panda population

Habitat Founders Wild panda populationd
Number Contribution to captive population (%) Number of descendants n %
DXL 0 0.0 0 29 1.8
LS 3 8.2 150 115 7.2
QIN 5 10.6 113 275 17.2
MIN 12 21.5 234 708 44.4
QIO 29 52.2 347 437 27.4
SCNa 1 0.7 44 0 0
XXL 4 3.6 65 32 2.0
UNKb - 3.2 0 0 0
Total 54 1 397c 1596 100
  1. DXL Daxiangling, LS Liangshan, MIN Minshan, QIN Qinling, QIO Qionglai, XXL Xiaoxiangling, SCN Sichuan (could be DXL, LS, MIN, QIO or XXL)
  2. aSCN was only known to be from Sichuan and could be either MIN, QIO, LS, DXL or XXL
  3. bUNK = unknown habitat origin due to missing paternity resulting from the use of mixed semen in artificial insemination
  4. cThis is the total number of pandas in the captive population as of October 2014 and is not the summation of this column because many descendants had contributions from more than one habitat
  5. dThe Third National Survey of Wild Panda Population [15]