Astounding discovery: A Panda does eat meat

Astounding discovery: A Panda does eat meat

Postby shran » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:17 pm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video ... meat-video

Basically Pandas could eat meat and still do, but prefer to gnaw on bamboo all day getting so winded from it they no longer do anything else. So, what are they up to now that something more suitable is digested?
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Re: Astounding discovery: A Panda does eat meat

Postby Graham Kennedy » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:17 pm

I always had a mental image of putting a panda on some high energy diet and it suddenly starts running around like crazy at high speed... :happydevil:
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Re: Astounding discovery: A Panda does eat meat

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:22 pm

Kung Fu Panda in RL then, Graham? :lol:
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Re: Astounding discovery: A Panda does eat meat

Postby Mikey » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:06 am

Id be willing to bet that an all-bamboo diet agrees more with a panda's digestive system. Being capable of digesting meat and having be as comfortable are two entirely different things.

Of course, this also broaches the idea of crazed man-eating pandas.
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Re: Astounding discovery: A Panda does eat meat

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:46 am

Mikey wrote:Id be willing to bet that an all-bamboo diet agrees more with a panda's digestive system. Being capable of digesting meat and having be as comfortable are two entirely different things.

Of course, this also broaches the idea of crazed man-eating pandas.


Well that certainly explains why they would continue to eat what to most other animals is rather unpalatable (bamboo) despite having the capability to digest other foods. Also, I just imagined someone from the Sci-fi channel reading this news and preparing a script for a TV movie about... crazed man-eating pandas. :lol:
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Re: Astounding discovery: A Panda does eat meat

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:48 am

Captain Picard's Hair wrote:
Mikey wrote:Id be willing to bet that an all-bamboo diet agrees more with a panda's digestive system. Being capable of digesting meat and having be as comfortable are two entirely different things.

Of course, this also broaches the idea of crazed man-eating pandas.


Well that certainly explains why they would continue to eat what to most other animals is rather unpalatable (bamboo) despite having the capability to digest other foods. Also, I just imagined someone from the Sci-fi channel reading this news and preparing a script for a TV movie about... crazed man-eating pandas. :lol:

SHh! Don't give them ideas! :lol: Pandagator vs. Octopython?
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Re: Astounding discovery: A Panda does eat meat

Postby Mikey » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:13 am

They aired that last weekend.
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Re: Astounding discovery: A Panda does eat meat

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:45 pm

Mikey wrote:They aired that last weekend.


I know. It was just... excuse me. I have to go pound my head against a wall now. :bangwall:
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