Say love you with Panda poop

Beijing, Jul 30 | Updated: Jul 31 2007, 04:23am hrs
Nothing says I love you like a photo frame made from panda poop. The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Base has come up with a dung-for-profit scheme that turns droppings from the endangered species into odor-free souvenirs ranging from bookmarks to Olympic-themed statues of the animals, state media and base officials said on Monday. The facility in the southwestern province of Sichuan houses about 40 bamboo-fed pandas who produce less than a ton of excrement a day. We used to spend at least 6,000 yuan (US$770) a month to get rid of the droppings but now they can be lucrative, Jing Shimin, assistant to the base director, was quoted as saying by the official Xinhua News Agency.

AP