Monday, November 12, 2007
Pandas face hunger as bamboo approach end of lifespan - People's Daily Online: "The mass flowering of bamboo plants poses a major threat to the wild pandas' survival. Yang said that in the past, pandas adapted to the natural recurrence of bamboo die-offs, which occur about every 60 years. However, in modern times, their migration paths among segmented bamboo forests have been blocked by human activities. Thus, the bamboo flowering has become a major threat to wild pandas."
Posted by SM Schwartz at 12:34 AM