Friday, February 5, 2010

Mei Lan and Tei Shan Food

Bamboos are mainly a group of perennial evergreen plants in the true grass family Poaceae in the subfamily Bambusoideae of the tribe Bambuseae. In bamboo, wheat and other grasses, the internodal regions of the plant stem are hollow. In East Asia and South East Asia bamboos are used extensively in everyday life as building materials, as a food source and as a highly versatile raw product. Bamboos are also the fastest growing plants in the world. They are capable of growing up to 60 centimeters (24 in.) or more per day due to a unique rhizome-dependent system. I can testify to that as I walk through this area quite often, and I have seen new growths sprouting out at an amazing rate. This place could be the home for 3 year old Mei Lan and 4.5 year old Tai Shan, the two giant pandas that were Fedexed to China yesterday. They'd love it here.


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