Zoologists in southwest China's Sichuan Province have been recording the cooing voices of giant pandas in the hope of helping the undersexed endangered animals find love.
At the giant panda research base in the provincial capital Chengdu, a female giant panda began to pace about her pen when a zoologist came near, and readily bleated into his microphone.
Her voice, experts say, will be carefully analyzed for pitch and variations. This will help panda keeper to find her "Mr. Right".
Recording and studying giant pandas' voices are the latest effort of Chinese panda experts to try and stimulate the sex-shy creature. Previously experts has tried to show the bears sex films.
The forestry administration estimates 1,590 giant pandas are living in the wild in Southwest China. There are 183 in captivity on the Chinese mainland.