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VIDEO. Ocean Park has been trying to get the two animals to mate for ten years. The containment would have helped, reports "CNN".


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VIDEO. Ocean Park has been trying to get the two animals to mate for ten years. Containment would have helped, reports "CNN".

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"The successful natural mating process today is extremely exciting for all of us, as the chances of pregnancy through natural mating are higher than by artificial insemination," said executive director Michael Boos in a press release. zoological operations of the park. The pandas, nicknamed Ying Ying for the female and Le Le for the male, are residents, and are well known at the Hong Kong Zoo. But for the past few weeks, they have been spending their days alone or in the company of carers.

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The absence of visitors could have played a major role in their mating. "Since the end of March, Ying Ying began to spend more time playing in the water, while Le Le left scent marks around his habitat and searched the area for the smell of Ying Ying", says the press release. It is still too early to say that a baby is on the way.

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The bodily changes of Ying Ying will be scrutinized very closely in the (…)

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