China’s Giant Pandas May Be Running Out of Food – Reuters

www.reuters.com15.jpg From Reuters:

Giant pandas living in the wild in the misty mountains of southwest China are facing a possible food shortage as bamboo plants, their staple diet, near the end of their lifespan, state media said on Monday.

Yang Xuyu, deputy head of the Wild Animal Preservation Station of the provincial forestry bureau, responsible for monitoring 24,000 hectares of bamboo, issued the warning at a panda breeding conference on Sunday. [Full Text]

[Image: A giant panda drinks milk at the China Panda Protection and Research Center in Wolong, southwest China’s Sichuan province, from China Daily.]

November 12, 2007 8:44 AM
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