How Pandas Survive Solely On Bamboo

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Did you know that pandas have false thumbs on their wrists? These finger-like structures don’t help the panda hold onto anything—except for their precious bamboo, so they can bite it more effectively. It’s so important to the panda lifestyle that ancient pandas from millions of years ago had them too, but they were a little longer. It’s suspected they shrunk because it affected their walking. It’s a wrist bone after all! Being able to hold bamboo meant nothing if they couldn’t reach their next bamboo buffet. Read full article here

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