Bamboo

Bamboo

Endemic to tropical northern Australia, it is commonly found along river and creek banks growing to a height of 15 metres or more. These outcrops provide a home for flying foxes as well as reptiles.

Throughout south east Asia young bamboo shoots are eaten as a vegetable – either boiled or stir fried however Aboriginal people tended to use them to make spears and didgeridoos.

Around Adelaide residents are being urged to plant bamboo to supply the Adelaide Zoo‘s Pandas Wang Wang and Funi on loan from China.

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