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Randy pandas draw the crowds at Schönbrunn Zoo

Marathon sex sessions by pandas Yang Yang and Long Hui are currently drawing the masses at Vienna’s Schönbrunn Zoo despite days of non-stop rainfall.

The pair are trying for their second cub after their first-born left Vienna for China last year.

Seven-year-old Fu Long – the first panda born in captivity in Europe – now lives at Bifengxiain panda breeding and research centre.

"Science has it pandas are generally reluctant when it comes to mating and very poor lovers – but try telling that to this pair. We simply can't stop them," laughed one keeper.

Schönbrunn Zoo is one of Austria’s most popular tourist attractions. It came top of a 2009 study by the Zoological Society of London of 40 zoos in 16 European countries.

Study leaders – who checked 25 different categories such as setting, animal range and ticket prices – said: "It’s a true pleasure to visit the Schönbrunn zoo anytime."

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