This panda’s frisky mate was bamboo-zled.
Pandas at a Denmark zoo may need confirmed why the species is endangered after a male opted to munch on bamboo as a substitute of creating whoopie with his mate.
“How is the pandas’ attempt at natural mating progressing on day two, you ask?” reads the snarky caption to Instagram footage of the sex snub, which was filmed final month at Copenhagen Zoo. The facility had reportedly been excited to lastly pair the pandas, which solely “meet to mate once a year,” a zoo spokesperson instructed Jam Press.
The collection of clips begins off promisingly with the frisky feminine, Mao Sun, crouching on all fours and ready seductively towards her potential lover in a bid to get him in the temper.
Unfortunately, the male, Xing Er, ignores her advances, as a substitute opting to lounge on the bottom and munch on a stick of bamboo whereas giving her a chilly shoulder. From there, the oblivious critter proceeds to devour the vegetation as his seemingly bewildered date smooshes her backside towards him in useless.
Just when all appears lost, the digital camera cuts to the munchie-addled male showing to make a move at his spurned mate in one other a part of the enclosure. However, he then leaps away on the final second, torpedoing any hope of hanky-panky.
It’s unclear why the clip didn’t finish with a bang. However, the zoo spokesperson chalked it as much as the truth that whereas Mao was in warmth, her snack-savoring soulmate “might be too young still to know what to do.”
Unfortunately, the lovebirds would possibly’ve missed the window for whoopie as the feminine panda is just in warmth for between 12 and 36 hours, after which the animals are separated once more.
“Pandas live by themselves most of the time,” the spokesperson stated.
Needless to say, Instagram had a area day with the panda’s backfired boudoir session.
“It is no wonder that they are endangered,” joked one gawker, whereas one other suggested, “Maybe you should put them together somewhere without bamboo.”