Entrepreneurial researchers from the world’s largest giant panda research base in Sichuan Province have put the 300 tons of droppings produced by 60 giant pandas each year to good use – making photo frames, bookmarks, fans and panda statues out of them and then reselling them. Apparently, panda poop doesn’t smell too bad and it took the centre 6,000 yuan each month to clear the poop. Now, it is “carefully selected, then smashed, dried and sterilized at a temperature of 300 C to provide clean raw material for the manufacturers”. And if you’re visiting Beijing next year for the Olympics, you might get to see some of these souvenirs on sale there as they are already busy putting together new Olympic designs!
Photo from somesai.
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