Find Your Wild Side
Flip through our collection of Wildlife Photography from the Wolong Nature Reserve in China. In the photo above, a caretaker at Wolong feeds a baby panda.
Breeding is a particular tricky business with pandas: Females are in the mood for only one to three days each year. This reproductive limitation initially gave researchers a hard time getting pandas to mate. But they’re now having more success.
Though extensive research has explored female pandas’ reproductive behaviors, the other half of the panda population has not been well described. …Pandas’ peak breeding season is between March 22 and April 15. This information helps researchers understand when are good times to collect sperm for artificial insemination and when more natural breeding might take place. (CSMonitor)