Researchers have discovered how pandas are able to gain weight even though they only eat bamboo.
It turns out the animals' changes in the season when become available.
This helps the bears store more and could for the lack of in seasons when there are only bamboo leaves to on, a study by the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences suggests.
Guangping Huang, one of the study's authors, said: "This is the first time we established a between a panda's gut microbiota and its .
have understood how pandas can even though they only eat bamboo. the bacteria in the animal’s stomach changes when are .
A study done by the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences that this change in bacteria helps the keep more fat in their body and could the seasons when there are only bamboo to eat.
One of the authors of the study named Guangping Huang, said: “this is the first time we found a connection between a panda’s bacteria in the stomach and its physical .”