Panda’s Favorite Food

The giant panda’s diet is one of its most peculiar and interesting habits, because it almost completely rely on bamboo to live, in the wild to pick more than 50 kinds of plants, bamboo accounted for more than half, and accounted for the annual food amount of 99%, among which the most like to eat big arrow bamboo, huaxi arrow bamboo and other 7 species. As the diet changes, so do some of its organs, especially the teeth, which have the most powerful molars of any carnivore. The strong sesamoid bone can hold bamboo well, even grasp things and climb trees. An adult giant panda weighing 100 kg will spend 12-16 hours a day in the spring eating 10-18 kg of bamboo leaves and stalks, or 30-38 kg of fresh bamboo shoots, and expelling more than 10 kg of feces to maintain metabolic balance.

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