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.