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May 02, 2019 - EurekAlert

For giant pandas, bamboo is vegetarian 'meat'

For giant pandas, bamboo is vegetarian 'meat'
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Giant pandas are extremely specialised herbivores that feed almost exclusively on highly fibrous bamboo, despite descending from primarily flesh-eating carnivores.

New research suggests this switch to a restricted vegetarian diet wasn't as big an evolutionary leap as it may first seem.

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