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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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That ain't the way to have cubs, Tian

Edinburgh Zoo has posted footage of pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang 'wrestling' inside their enclosure.

Iain Valentine, Director or Research & Conservation, said: "There was lots of vocalisation and encouragement from our female and physical contact between the two. He mounted her several times, however full mating did not occur."

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