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Ying Ying and Le Le, two giant pandas who could never quite get in the mood over 13 years of living together in a Hong Kong zoo, successfully mated.

Perhaps Ying Ying and Le Le just needed some privacy. Ocean Park Zoo shut down on Jan. 26 as part of Hong Kong’s measures to fight the coronavirus, leaving the amusement park and zoo free of its usual throngs of visitors.

It won’t be known for a while whether the patter of tiny panda paws is on the way. The gestation period is from 72 to 324 days, and ultrasound scans can’t detect a cub until 14 to 17 days before birth, the zoo said.

Source: The New York Time

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/07/world/asia/panda-mating-hong-kong.html

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