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What animals does the panda prey upon?

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Pandas rarely eat anything other than bamboo shoots, stems and leaves. When pandas do eat other foods, less than 1 percent of their diet is composed of other plants and meat. The diet of the panda is almost exclusively vegetarian, although panda sometimes eat small rodents, such as pikas.

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Panda have evolved to almost eat bamboo exclusively. This reliance on bamboo leaves the panda vulnerable to habitat loss, which is a threat to the panda's overall survival rate.

Because bamboo has very little to offer the panda nutritionally, it must eat a lot of bamboo each day to maintain its energy levels.

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