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Scientists to study panda droppings

Tue Apr 12 15:05:04 EDT 2016 | BBC News
Scientists at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh have been awarded £250,0000 to study panda faeces. The Leverhulme Trust funding is being used for DNA research into the giant panda diet in a bid to improve conservation of the endangered species. The UK's only two giant pandas based at Edinburgh Zoo will be a part of the study. It is also hoped the study will help improve the chances of reproduction in captivity. The panda droppings (scats) will be compared to those of wild pandas in China. Pr..

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Scientists at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh have been awarded £250,0000 to study panda faeces. The Leverhulme Trust funding is being used for DNA research into the giant pa..
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