The owner of the Edinburgh has informed that within couple of weeks, female panda named Tian Tian would be ready for mating. The news is exciting as through the mating of Tian Tian it is hoped that number of pandas would increase.
Tian Tian is the only female panda of Britain. She is being monitored by the experts for past four months. The experts have informed that Tian Tian is coming into season which means soon she will be able to mate and would give birth to beautiful and adorable pandas.
It is expected that Tian Tian would be mating with her partner Yang Guang in the coming Wednesday or Thursday. It has been informed that Female pandas ovulate once a year, giving a narrow window of 36 hours in which they can get pregnant.
Pandas are believed to powerful. The experts have informed that it is possible that the two pandas might attack each other after mating. There is possibility that instead of mating they could just attack each other. Therefore, the experts have advised the authorities of Zoo not to allow the two dangerous species to spend time together for more than 15 minutes.
The experts further informed that they might choose artificial insemination if mating does not take place between the two. It is expected that the two would mate naturally and the experts would also give them chance to do so. However, in case they show reluctance in mating then artificial insemination would be opted.
It has been informed that a panda's pregnancy lasts for 85 to 100 days. The experts are keeping their fingers crossed and hoping for the best for the pandas. There is a 50% chance of the experts using artificial insemination on Tian Tian.