Would a panda bear eat a banana?
They go in for tougher, fibrous stuff – bamboo leaves and bamboo shoots. Pandas come from China, from bamboo forests. They spend their time eating bamboo leaves and shoots. These are indigestible to everyone else, but pandas thrive on it. They have even developed a a specially positioned claw, that looks like an opposed digit (a thumb) but isn’t, so they can hold on to the bamboo better from stripping off the leaves. Eating a banana? Well, they’d eat it skin and all, how could they peel the thing? Or are you suggesting someone has peeled it for them? The texture, shape and smell (maybe not the colour) would probably make a panda think that it is not food. (Koalas also have a limited diet – eculytus leaves. I know that, because this is so poor in energy, koalas spend a lot of time sleeping. Maybe pandas are also sleep- merchants. Now thatlot was from the depths of my memory and knowledge – now to look on thre net….. Ha! National Zoo staff are continually monitoring Mei Xiang’s and Tia