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Chinese panda couple fail to mate in Australia

Updated: 2012-08-27 13:12
( Xinhua)

CANBERRA - Wang Wang and Funi,the only one Chinese panda couple in the southern hemisphere has failed to mate on August 23 at Adelaide Zoo.

With this situation, Adelaide Zoo plans to take the measure of artificial insemination in 2013.

"Wang Wang is about to turn seven and Funi has only just turned six so it's quite normal that they have not mated naturally," Senior panda keeper Simone Davey said.

"Although Wang Wang and Funi are clearly a compatible pair, young age and inexperience have prevented a successful mating in their two breeding seasons to date."