A VIDEO of female panda Tian Tian’s acrobatics at Edinburgh Zoo has left staff wondering if she is limbering up for love.
A video clip of Tian Tian playing with the “enrichment ball” was posted online by the zoo, where she performs a forward roll over the toy.
But male bear Yang Guang was uninterested in any fun in the run-up to Valentine’s Day tomorrow.
A laughing bystander says in the video: “I think we can safely say that’s a hit.”
Pandas only have a tiny 36 hour window of opportunity each year in which to breed, and in April last year a romance between the bears at Edinburgh Zoo failed to get off the ground.
“He definitely prefers food-based enrichment like honey, panda cake and apples.”
She continued: “We’re planning on rolling Yang Guang’s ball around in Tian Tian’s hay to cover it in her scent, so we imagine he might suddenly get interested in the ball then.”