Bamboo breakthrough could save Giant Pandas

A team of scientists returned from China yesterday (Wednesday), with “striking” results they say could change the way Pandas are protected.

They predict the number of bamboo species will increase with global warming – helping fussy eaters like Pandas, which rely on up to 20 different kinds of the plant to survive.

The Botanic director, professor Stephen Blackmore, said: “Nature has surprised us here."