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Eden Project.

For my project, I have decided to look at the Eden Project. This is due to the fact that I wanted my base to have some sort of functionality, meaning that the base has been made to create it’s own water supply and oxygen supply. The Eden Project is a great inspiration due to the fact that the site is made up of Biomes which house all sorts of plants.

The Tropical Biome is used for tropical plants, such as fruiting banana plants, coffee, rubber and giant bamboo, and is kept at a tropical temperature and moisture level and the Mediterranean Biome houses familiar warm temperate and arid plants such as olives and grape vines and various sculptures.

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Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

Despite its taxonomic classification as a carnivoran, the giant panda’s diet is primarily herbivorous, consisting almost exclusively of bamboo. However, the giant panda still has the digestive system of a carnivore, as well as carnivore-specific genes, and thus derives little energy and little protein from consumption of bamboo. Its ability to digest cellulose is ascribed to the microbes in its gut. Pandas are born with sterile intestines, and require bacteria obtained from their mother’s feces to digest vegetation.

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Tongue Out Tuesday with Gao Gao by Rita Petita
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Daddy Gao Gao taste testing the bamboo.

some of you may know I am the laziest person to walk this Earth so I’ve created the mix of all mixes which is just basically a mix of 17 songs I love! featuring 8 artists I have seen live (and love even more than before) and 9 other artists which I dream of seeing live, please fill your entire being with beautiful and blissful beatz.

listen on 8tracks / my blog / enjoy!

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How Do Bamboo-eating Red and Giant Pandas Coexist?

Using high-resolution imaging, scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and the University of Málaga in Spain found that the skulls of the two panda species have structural differences related to the way the animals chew. These substantial differences reflect distinct bamboo-feeding preferences, with red pandas foraging on softer parts of the plant and giant pandas seeking out the tougher stems, allowing the two species to share the same habitat. 

Learn more about these findings.