Bamboo

Bamboo

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Bamboo is a woody grass. It is the fastest-growing woody plant in the world. Some species of bamboo grow so fast you can almost see them grow. There are approximately 1,000 species of bamboo, ranging from small plants to giant timber bamboos that can grow to over 40 m. Bamboo grows in temperate and tropical countries around the world, especially in China and other countries in Southeast Asia. It is used for food, construction, and making tools. Bamboo is famous for being the main food of giant pandas. Giant pandas eat up to 20 kg of bamboo stems, shoots, and leaves each day.