On a hot Autumn day, Wang Wang wanders around looking for a sniff of action. But alas, it appears his usual girl pal Funi is going through a phantom pregnancy and is nowhere to be seen. This is all despite the fact that Wang Wang and Funi have not yet actually done the deed.
This begs the question, why was Wang Wang not interested in Funi ? I have heard a few theories on this, none of which I will repeat here. From my observations, Funi appears to be a lovely panda and the two have obviously enjoyed each others company - here is some video evidence.
At the time of this video in 2012, even after all the affectionate rolling around, Wang Wang had still not made the anticipated 'move' on Funi. Judging by her second phantom pregnancy, it appears she is ready to be a mother. So come on Wang Wang, what are you waiting for?
Stuff about Giant Panda's unrelated to relationships
There are very few Giant Panda’s left in the world and the wild ones that still exist live in China in remote mountainous regions. To meet Wang Wang's daily requirements of bamboo, Adelaide Zoo in South Australia has set up a large bamboo plantation at Bolivar about thirty minutes from Adelaide. Giant Panda's eat copious amounts of bamboo, up to twenty kilos or more per day.
The precious Giant Panda is a national treasure and a symbol for peace and harmony in China, and is protected by the Chinese Government. The Adelaide Zoo and South Australians are extremely fortunate to have Wang Wang and Funi on loan from China.
Wang Wang is adorable
It was worth making the trip to Adelaide Zoo to melt away the hours watching Wang Wang sauntering around his enclosure, standing on two legs to reach bamboo, playing with all objects in his path and generally looking impossibly adorable.