The Taipei zoo had an operation for artificial insemination of giant Panda
In itself, this operation is not unique. Scientists have learned how to artificially inseminate giant pandas. But, according to The Daily Mail, were very unusual circumstances this operation was carried out.
February 20, specialists of the Taipei zoo, one of the largest in Asia, decided to send the male Tuan Tuan to the female yuan yuan, since the calculations showed that yesterday the yuan the yuan was the highest chance for fertilization.
However, Tuan Tuan, for 11 hours (!) was not able to perform her “wifely duties”.
I must say that female giant pandas being not too interested in sex. The period of maximum sexual activity occurs in spring and lasts usually from 24 to 72 hours. And now, to the dismay of the staff of the Taipei zoo, clumsy Tuan Tuan was not able to benefit from this little “window”.
As a result a couple were split, and yuan yuan had surgery for artificial insemination. The procedure was repeated this morning to increase the chances of a yuan yuan on motherhood.
In 2013, artificial insemination has helped yuan yuan to conceive and give birth to her only at the moment, the cub yuan Zai is a female, who is now four years.