Pandas Love Bamboo

Pandas eat almost entirely bamboo, which makes them incredibly vulnerable to habitat loss.

Bamboo contains very little nutrition so pandas have to eat lots of bamboo every day. On a daily basis pandas eat 12 to 38 kilograms (26 to 84 pounds). Pandas spend at least half a day eating because their digestive systems are meant for meat, not bamboo. Like other meat eaters, they have a simple stomach and a short small intestine. As a result, they cannot digest bamboo quickly and efficiently. Pandas in captivity are also given carrots, bread, and other things to boost their nutrition.




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