Love is in the air! Wild pandas in NW China search for romance

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Footage of wild giant pandas living in the Baishuijiang area of the Giant Panda National Park in northwest China’s Gansu Province has recently been captured by infrared cameras.

Within just three hours on April 6, an infrared camera captured the rare footage of three giant pandas, each with distinct features. The footage shows pandas roaming the forests in search of romance.

“Both male and female pandas become more active during mating season, seeking potential partners,” explained Wang Jianhong, senior engineer at the Baishuijiang area of the Giant Panda National Park. “This increases the chances of capturing them on camera.”

The pandas’ mating season typically lasts from March to May.

According to experts, infrared cameras are strategically positioned in line with pandas’ habits and behavioral traits to cover a wider range and document the activities of pandas.