Why are pandas so chilled? The clue is in the bamboo

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t has long been a mystery how giant pandas, which have a gut ideal for digesting meat, can surviveĀ eating almost exclusively bamboo. Now our research has found that they can cope with this low-quality diet because they have anĀ extremely slow metabolic rate. This may also explain why they are so inactive and have comparatively small organs for their body size.

Period9 Jul 2015

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