SHOCKING: German Zoo Hopes To Cure Panda's Bad Walking Habit With Sex
You never can tell, habits can be cured – and with even with sex.
You see, this animal called Panda was lent to Germany by China sometime this year.
But it has been feeling frustrated and confused with his new environment and of course life in captivity.
It continues to walk backward, maybe in a perpetual attempt to escape.
So, the zookeepers at the Berlin’s main animal park are hoping to cure the young female panda’s habit of walking backwards by introducing her to one of life’s most precious pleasures - sex.
They plan to introduce four-year-old Meng Meng to Jiao Qing, a panda three year her senior, in the hope that romance will help her with the frustrations associated with life in captivity that could be behind her habit, Reuters reports.
“Meng Meng is in
puberty,” Berlin Zoo director Andreas Knieriem told the Berliner Zeitung
newspaper on Sunday. “The reverse walk is a protest against things she
dislikes, be it the food or the carers.”
China lent Meng Meng and Jiao Qing to Germany earlier this year. The two bears are a major attraction at the zoo’s $10-million Chinese compound inaugurated by Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Xi Jinping in July.
Giant pandas in captivity are kept apart except for in the mating season, which occurs between February and May.
“By then, Meng Meng will have reached sexual maturity and could focus all her energy on seducing her partner,” Knieriem said.
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