Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Panda Bear Caught Eating Meat

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) writes | more than 2 years ago

China 0

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) writes "Caught on an infra-red camera, this panda eating an antelope is a rare sight, as panda stomachs have evolved to digest the complex cellulose found in bamboo stalks. However nature, ever red in tooth and claw, means that if pandas are hungry, they will eat meat. It's unlikely that the panda stalked and killed his antelope snack though. In May, a panda was caught killing and eating a peacock at a zoo in China.

Although a panda's diet is 99% bamboo, they do belong to the species group Carnivora, or carnivores. They have to eat vast quantities of the hollow plant to gain enough energy and nutrition to survive. Panda behaviour has evolved to cope with their weak bamboo diet, which is why they often appear to be slow, lumbering beasts."

Link to Original Source

cancel ×

0 comments

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...