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Mating of Giant Pandas


1 Mating Age

In the wild, the female giant pandas will be first in heat at the age of 6.5 years old, and they won't mate and give birth to babies until they are 7.5 years old. The pandas bred in captivity will be premature. They can begin to "have a love affair" at the age of 3.5, "get married" and give birth to baby pandas at the age of 4.5.

2 Courting

Courting information includes,
The scent information: smear the secretion of the circumanal gland onto the basal of the trunk, onto the stones or the extrusive ground as the scent sign.

The auditory information: in different heat periods, the giant pandas will make different sounds----the love songs of the giant pandas on the ground or in the trees to attract attention. In the climax of the heat, the sound will mainly be baas or chirps.

The visual information: in order to look for a partner, the giant pandas will be restless; they will often grasp and bite the branches and they will leave clear marks on the trees and gnaw the branches.

3 Mating

The mating of the giant pandas often takes place in the mountainous regions or in the fields. But some giant pandas have a unique style in that they will mate in the trees.

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