Panda Procreation

Panda Procreation

We chat with members of the team who are attempting to artificially inseminate one of the giant pandas at the National Zoo...

The Smithsonian National Zoological Park has tried for years to get their famous giant pandas to produce another baby. This week, a team of scientists attempted to artificially inseminate panda Mei Xiang - and it could be their last chance.


David Wildt

Senior Scientist and Head, Center for Species Survival, Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Copper Aiken-Palmer

Head Veterinarian, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

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The Smithsonian National Zoo's female panda, Mei Xiang, was artificially inseminated in 2011:

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