Pandas look cute and adorable but make no mistake, pandas can inflict some serious injury if they are challenged. 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. Pandas can deliver one of the highest bite forces of any carnivore. The panda needs this impressive bite if it is to crack its way into the tough sheath of a bamboo stem.
Have You Ever Watch a Panda Eat Bamboo Shoots Before?