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Pandas at the zoo only have one or two days -- per year -- to mate. Keepers need to be ready to make the most of their one shot to get these bears to reproduce.
Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo
Pandas at the zoo only have one or two days -- per year -- to mate. Keepers need to be ready to make the most of their one shot to get these bears to reproduce.

With just 2,500 Giant Pandas living in the wild, zoos are trying to get these animals to breed in captivity. The Smithsonian's National Zoo has one male and one female, and for the latter, mating season comes just one day a year. But mating isn't their strong suit, so Sabri Ben-Achour finds out how Zoo staffers help the couple..."perform."

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