Wild Things: Giant Pandas, an Ancient Ibis and More...
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What do pandas want? Bamboo, first of all; that’s almost all they eat. But they also need old trees. A Chinese Academy of Science-led study of four years of observations from across 70 percent of the giant panda’s range, the largest panda habitat data set ever compiled, showed that they are most likely to live in old-growth forest. That may be because only mature trees have cavities large enough for dens.
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