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Malaysia pandas: Feng Yi ready to mate, but not her partner Fu Wa

Published on May 24, 2014 11:49 AM
One of China's two pandas, eight-year-old Feng Yi (female) looks out from its cage upon its arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, 21 May, 2014. -- PHOTO: EPA

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Just three days in their new home, female panda Feng Yi is already showing signs that she wants to mate but her partner Fu Wa is not up for it yet.

Panda Conservation Centre's zoology and veterinary director Dr Mat Naim Ramli said Feng Yi had been continuously making mating calls and showing signs that she was ready.

"However, whether they mate or not depends on the male,'' Dr Mat Naim said.

"Feng Yi wants to mate but Fu Wa has yet to show interest.

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