A new study from North Carolina State University (NCSU), the Smithsonian and Duke University reveals a surprising similarity between Red Pandas, giant pandas and lemurs.
MAIN DISH: BAMBOO
Although these species evolved separately over the millions of years of evolution, they share a total of 48 gut microbes.
One reason for this might be that all three species feed almost exclusively on bamboo only.
Some highlights of the study at NCSU’s website.
The full version is available at Springer.