Zoo experts hope for panda insemination success


Experts at Edinburgh Zoo are hoping female giant panda Tian Tian will become pregnant after she was artificially inseminated in the early hours on Sunday.

Despite the male panda, Yang Guang, having shown "consistently encouraging behaviour", natural mating was not attempted.

A zoo spokeswoman said the artificial insemination procedures went very much to plan and both pandas were well.

The announcement follows a week when Tian Tian's hormones showed she was approaching her 36-hour fertile period.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.