Qinling Panda Series Ep. 3: How pandas went from carnivores to bamboo lovers
When people see a giant panda, they think of bamboo. Giant pandas have been living on bamboo for millions of years. Their ancestors, however, mainly fed on meat. It's hard to imagine how they suffered from starvation before giving up on meat and choosing bamboo. Scientists have discovered some physical features of giant pandas that helped them get used to life with bamboo.
About Journeys in Nature: Qinling Panda Series
The Qinling mountain range divides China into north and south. The abundant natural resources have made Qinling home to countless flora and fauna. Among the residents, the giant panda with the life motto of "eat, sleep, repeat" is one of the most famous animals in the world. This series will present you with the daily routine of this celebrity, alongside its "neighbors" including the snub-nosed monkey, bamboo rats and takins. Follow CGTN's camera for more interesting stories!