Pandas Mate at San Diego Zoo
Two of the pandas at the San Diego Zoo recently mated, but this does not necessarily mean baby pandas are on the way. Curator of mammals at the zoo tells us the significance of natural mating, why pa
Alan Ray (Guest Host): The World Wildlife Fund estimates there may be as few as 1,600 giant pandas left in the wild. They live in China and they've been dying there because of habitat degradation and poaching. There are captive panda breeding programs around the country, including one here in San Diego. Two of the Pandas at the San Diego Zoo recently did mate, but that may not assure offspring.
curator of mammals for the
San Diego Zoo
and co-head of the
Giant Panda Conservation Unit
(Photo: Pandas Bai Yun and Gao Gao mate at San Diego Zoo / Courtesy of Zoological Society of San Diego)