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Wild Panda Courtship Filmed for First Time

Clip: Season 39 Episode 1 | 3m 42s Video has closed captioning.

The courtship rituals of wild Giant Pandas have never been filmed before. The filmmakers trek alongside park rangers in the Qinling Mountains to track down a male during the breeding season and eventually stumble on an exceedingly rare sight – a fertile female being fought over by two males. This behavior may help shed light on why pandas have such difficulty breeding in captivity.

Aired: 10/21/20

Rating: NR

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