A kawaii panda T-shirt that proclaims a little known fact about the lovable animals. Did you know that pandas can poop up to 40 times a day? That works out to once every 36 minutes! This is a result of the panda’s massive diet. Since pandas extract little nutrition from bamboo, they have to eat loads of it – 20 to 30 pounds – and keep their digestive tracts full.
Fortunately, all this panda poo is valuable. Scientists can extract unique DNA profiles from panda poop. Hence they can estimate how many individual pandas reside in an area, how far they roam, their sex, and their general health. According to panda researcher Prof. Michael Bruford of Cardiff University, “We can start to reconstruct the lifestyles of these animals without ever having to see them.” Amazing!
Panda poop is also used to fertilize green tea that retails for $35,000 per pound. According to the manufacturer, panda poop contains many nutrients that were undigested by the panda. The manufacturer claims the nutrients end up in the tea.
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