Pandas prep for mating season

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, giant panda Yang Guang eats bamboo prior to a journey to Britain in Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. As part of a ten-year joint research program, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, the pair of giant pandas, were set off for the Edinburgh Zoo from the Giant Panda Conservation and Research Center in Sichuan here on Saturday, Xinhua said. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Qiaoqiao) NO SALES

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Experts say that the giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang are likely to meet for the breeding season in the coming days. The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has announced that female panda Tian Tian could possibly be in her 36 hour fertile window, and hopes are high the two pandas at the Edinburgh Zoo will successfully mate.

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