Wild panda searches for mate in nature park

A wild panda was spotted crossing the road 1 km away from the Giant Panda Nature Park's core reserve in southwest China's Sichuan Province on March 18.

"We have recorded panda feces in this place before. Recently, the giant panda began its estrus period, so its activity range is relatively wide. It may pass through our place to find its mate," said Wu Zhipu, a staff member of Tianquan Station in the nature park.

For most of the year, giant pandas stay within a small radius to eat and sleep. But in March and April during their estrus period, they move to new areas to find mates.

(Cover image via VCG)

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