Patrick's BambooSite

About me

My name is Patrick and I am Panda teddybear. I spend up to 16 hours a day eating. Bamboo is my main diet, though I'm fond of honey, too. I can eat also acorns and roots, but I like bamboo much better. Picture 1: That's me, Patrick. / Picture 2: I got some bamboo to chew. Picture 3: I'm enjoying my tee. / Picture 4: Relax after the breakfast. Picture 5: With my best friend Sebastian. / Picture 6: With my wife Freja.

Wild living brothers

Pandas are famous for their black and white markings. The legs, shoulders, ears and oval patches around the eyes are black, and the rest of the coat is white. Good tree climbers, pandas can also swim to escape predators. Pandas use an enlarged wrist bone that looks like a thumb to grasp objects like bamboo. Scientists disagree about whether the giant panda is closely related to bears or raccoons or is separate from both. Pandas have average weight of 200 to 300 pounds and reach six feet in length. Pandas feed mostly on bamboo, a tall woody plant full of fiber. The panda's digestive system does not absorb the fiber, so it must eat a lot. Pandas also eat flowers, vines, tufted grasses, green corn, honey and rodents. These solitary animals spend most of their days feeding. Although they live in cold forests, pandas do not hibernate. They move to lower elevations during winter to keep warm and to higher elevations in summer to stay cool. They do not have permanent homes but sleep at the bottom of trees and under stumps and rock ledges. If you want to learn more about pandas, visit this link: Panda at Wikipedia

Bamboo

Bamboo is grown all over the Panda's habitat. But it also can and is grown in many other parts of the world. They are popular in home gardens where Japanese or asian setting are desired. For others, they just like the challenge of growing something different. Bamboo can be grown in most climates. It also requires little care and attention, thriving and spreading profusely through it's root system . It is strongly recommended that gardeners create a barrier two to three feet deep around the planting area to contain the spread of the roots to areas beyond where the plants are desired. Not only is bamboo grown as an ornamental plant, but the shoots are edible. If you eat a variety of chinese food, chances are you have eaten bamboo. Like rice, it has little flavor of it's own and takes on the flavor of the food it is cooked with. While nutritional value is low, it is a good source of fiber. Low nutritional value is one reason Giant Pandas need to eat so much of it. Whiles for us bamboo represents 95 percent of our diet, people are using bamboo as material for many different products, like furniture, floors, fencing, tools, presents, or simply just like nice plant decoration. If you want to know more about bamboo, visit this link: Bamboo at Wikipedia

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