Panda’s Shifting Gut Bacteria Help Them Stay Chubby on an All-bamboo Diet

funny cub panda giant panda endangered animal panda bear t20 eALoXb Panda’s Shifting Gut Bacteria Help Them Stay Chubby on an All-bamboo Diet

Takeaways:

  • Panda bears weigh more than 100 kg but their diet consists of bamboo.
  • Researchers have found that pandas are able maintain their weight because their gust microbiomes shift during the seasons when bamboo shoots sprout.
  • Pandas will then gain the weight necessary to compensate for the lack of nutrients in late seasons when only bamboo leaves remain.

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