What is the captive pandas
Low reproductive rate, poor capability of natural mating (low in heat),
difficult to raise cub.
Special the captive pandas with low percentage in reproductive capacity.
Does captive pandas born twins
more than the wild?
In general, the captive pandas give twins at rate of 50% and more.
Usually, scientists will take 2 panda's semen (fresh and freeze) for AI
after panda pairs finished their natural mating.
Where is the largest semen bank
and the cell bank ? And Genetics Bank?
The largest pandas semen bank, and the only one cell bank in the world,
as well as the only one Genetics bank in the world: locates Chengdu
Panda Base. Another bigger semen bank in Wolong.
What is the panda's delivery
Water playing, vulvae licking, vulvae swelling dilation and secretion,
Underlay worry, breast licking, nest building etc.
Where is the researching center
for pandas ?
Sichuan Wolong Center and Sichuan Chengdu Base in China.
As to wild pandas, no any information on it; but for captive pandas, there
almost no dystocia, the only one happened on 23Aug in 2004 in Chengdu
Panda Base for the panda "Er Yato".
When is the 1st panda through
Artificial Insemination (AI)?
08Sep 1978 in Beijing Zoo, newborn "Yuanjing" weighs 125g.
Artificial Insemination (AI)
and natural mating.
For the captured pandas, with its low active, more lazy, low body
energy, lack sexual desire, so it is big problem for them to natural
mate and then produce new generation. For captive pandas, only 10% of
them are capable of natural mating. Only 30% of female pandas thus
become pregnant and give birth.
To increase the population, scientists to do Artificial Insemination
with the fresh and freeze semen after their natural mating, to keep them
What is the love training for
the captive pandas? And the Sex Education?
To keep the captured pandas with good body, special with strong energy
leg so that they can easy natural mating for pregnancy, the Wolong Panda
Keepers and scientist take "Love Training" for them, train them exercise
body, walk more, run more, climb more, etc.
Also, if in the mating season, the keepers will take male and female
pandas to the front of a television to watch an undated photo for sexual
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