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3 to 5 months’ supply of bamboo for pandas in China

June 16, 2008

Officials say there is only between three to five months’ supply of bamboo for the pandas to eat. Staff at Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre were trying to find fresh supplies of bamboo.

Chinese state television said that bamboo, the staple diet of pandas, is in high demand following last month’s powerful earthquake in Sichuan province.

Officials say there is only between three to five months’ supply of bamboo for the pandas to eat. CCTV reported on Saturday that staff at Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre were trying to find fresh supplies of bamboo.

Landslides have cut off the mountainous supplies of bamboo for the pandas, according to the Centre’s director. “There are many landslides which are covering the bamboo area, so basically there’s no bamboo there. The amount of bamboo which can be purchased or cut has decreased sharply,” Zhang Zhihe says.

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