Quick Fire Science

Quick Fire Science episode

Tue, 10th Sep 2013

Giant panda breeding

Panda Gao Gao in San Diego Zoo, USA (c) Aaron Logan

Zoo keepers in Edinburgh have said this week that they’re uncertain whether a giant panda in the city’s zoo might give birth to a cub. But why is it so notoriously difficult to get pandas to breed in captivity, and how can there be so much doubt over whether a panda is pregnant?

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