Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sometimes You Get Tired of Bamboo

What should I see this weekend but a panda—with every evidence of enjoyment—eating bunches of grass?

It was something of a shock to see Tian Tian plunging into the tufts of greenery and pulling out vast swathes of them to nosh on:

But then, bamboo comprises only 99% of a panda’s diet, after all: it would have to eat something else at some point. Especially since, according to the zoo’s website, their diet in the zoo includes “rice gruel” and “a special high-fiber biscuit.” That’s enough to make anyone turn to ornamental grasses for sustenance, if you ask me.

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Anca said...

Oh, the look of intense satisfaction on that panda's face! Much like our dog's when he gets a hold of a clump of dried grass left by a mower. I guess organic dog food loses its charm over time, too.

Read and Buy said...

Panda's so cute.. so innocent.. lovely post

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