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Hopes for panda mating fades

Edinburgh Zoo has warned that the chances of Britain's only pandas successfully mating this year "have decreased."

Yang Guang and Tian Tian may be given one last opportunity tomorrow morning.

Female pandas only ovulate once a year.

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Edinburgh Zoo: No panda mating yet

Edinburgh Zoo says the chances of pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang producing babies this year has "decreased."

Although the furry pair have hit it off and have a definite attraction, no full mating has been seen to date.

The pandas will have one or two final meetings later this afternoon and potentially early this evening, however chances of the panda pair achieving a successful mating this year have decreased.

– Edinburgh Zoo

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