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Giant Pandas | by Smithsonian's National Zoo
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Giant Pandas

Pandas come together for breeding only once a year, but are otherwise solitary animals in the wild. The Smithsonian's National Zoo keeps giant pandas Mei Xiang (L) and Tian Tian apart all year, except for during the one day a year when Mei goes into estrus.

 

Photo Credit: Ann Batdorf, Smithsonian's National Zoo

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Taken on February 24, 2005