Saturday, 25. October 2014
14. 04. 10. - 13:00
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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