giant pandas eat a lot of bamboo. Between the two of
them, Tian Tian (which means "more and more" in Chinese) and Mei
Xiang (which means "beautiful fragrance") consume anywhere from 700 to
800 pounds of bamboo each week.
Technically, giant pandas are
carnivores, but they have evolved into herbivores and only eat one grass, bamboo.
The diet of the giant pandas at the National Zoo is also supplemented by
other treats, such as carrots and a special chow composed of grains. Their bodies--specifically, their paws and teeth-- have adapted to the
task of eating