For first time, panda observed gnawing a bone
A panda was observed for the first time eating the thighbone of a takin, a Himalayan goat, on Tuesday in Foping National Nature Reserve in Hanzhong, hsw.cn reported on Thursday. Researchers at the reserve unexpectedly found that an aged panda chewed a takin’s thighbone for more than 20 minutes and consumed about half before leaving. Past findings show that middle-aged and elderly giant pandas suffer from the calcium deficiency osteoporosis. Scientists are unsure if pandas eat the bones as calcium supplements. isian tiger if necessary.