How Do Pandas Adapt to Their Environment?

Pandas have adapted to their environment thanks to their sixth toe that they can use to eat bamboo more efficiently, their large head with a strong jaw that can chew bamboo and the digestive system that pandas use in order to break down the bamboo. Most of the panda bears adaptations are related to bamboo because bamboo is the panda’s primary food source.

The digestive system includes tough stomach lining to sustain the rough bamboo texture and a small intestine because the bamboo if full of cellulose, which moves right through the stomach to waste. Without the ability to eat bamboo efficiently and quickly, the panda bear would be an extinct species because so much of its diet is made up of bamboo.