Wellness Shot: Pandas Mate For The 1st Time After Zoo Closes


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Ocean Park Zoo in Hong Kong announced earlier this week that after 10 years together, giant pandas Le Le and Ying Ying have successfully mated. The zoo has been closed to visitors since the coronavirus outbreak.

Why is this such a big deal?? Well because if you aren't familiar with pandas they are considered a vulnerable species in the wild and, unfortunately for them, are notoriously bad at mating on their own. Zoos around the world try to keep their species going by artificial insemination, however, chances of conception are much higher the natural mating way.

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