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There have been rumors of Giant Pandas being possible for the Animal Kingdom. There are many complications in the initial acquisition of Pandas as well as the facilities themselves.
One of the hurdles is that Disney is a for profit company, and most of the stateside facilities that showcase Pandas are non-profit companies. This presents an additional hurdle with the Chinese government.
On September 4, 2016, Giant Pandas were removed from the endangered species list.
September 4, 2016: Giant Pandas were officially removed from the Endangered Species list.
August 11, 2013: WDWThemeParks.com asked Imagineer Joe Rohde if Pandas were in the works for Disney's Animal Kingdom. It was explained that one of the biggest hurdles is Disney's Animal Kingdom is a for profit facility vs. a non-profit facility.