Pandas, bamboo lemurs, and bamboo rats all consume just bamboo. Many other creatures, such as golden monkeys, occasionally consume bamboo. People consume cooked bamboo shoots.
Animals that consume significant quantities of bamboo have evolved defences against the cyanide chemicals it produces.
Bamboo is a grass species. It is well-known for its rapid growth rate. Before generating upward-growing shoots, running bamboo sends out underground shoots capable of traversing great distances. The bamboo stems are utilised as a building material and a source of fibre. Rivercane is the only species of bamboo indigenous to North America; it was a significant food and building material for Native Americans.