Bamboos are a family of grasses. Some bamboos grow very tall. And some grow very fast!

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Many bamboos grow in warm, wet tropical or subtropical climates. Others grow in temperate climates.

Bamboos are an important source of food for some animals …

Like pandas:

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And red pandas:

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And bamboo lemurs, too:

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Bamboo forests around the world are home to many other types of animals, plants, and fungi. This fungus is called bamboo fungus:

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Around the world, people use bamboo plants in lots of ways: for construction, food, fabric, and more!

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