In Spring, a Panda’s Thoughts Turn To ….

In Spring, a Panda's Thoughts Turn To ....

The Smithsonian National Zoo reports that panda daddy Tian Tian is “in full rut,” scent-marking, rolling around, and bleating at panda momma Mei Xiang, who is restlessness but not really into it: “She often responds to Tian Tian’s calls with a moan vocalization that indicates she is not interested in him just yet.”

The female panda only goes into heat for at most 3 days a year, leaving 362 when she’s JUST NOT IN THE MOOD thankyouverymuch. Pass the bamboo, please.


“Giant Panda Tian Tian Is Feeling Horny, Restless,” Rachel Kurzius, DCist


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