Panda Porn Boosts Libido

Yes, really. Since 2002 China has been trying to arouse its captive pandas' inner-bear by exposing them to videos of wild panda, um...behavior.

With less than 2000 pandas living in the wild, the species is endangered. Captive breeding is key to their survival, but as of 2006 only 15 males had successfully bred in captivity.


Panda females are only receptive for 'a roll in the bamboo' 2 days a year. When the ladies are ready to roll, the pressure is on. Problem is, captive males show little interest.

Keepers theorize that their pandas' low libido stems from not being exposed to sexual activity as they would in the wild. So Chinese breeders debuted panda-porn to turn bashful bears into titillated teddys.

While the results haven't created a panda-monium of bear births, the program does seem to be working. As it turns out, the sounds of breeding, not the visuals, are the real source of stimulation. Picture an ad in Playbear magazine: "For a good time (and the survival of our species) call 1-900-PandaPorn."

KL

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