Season 19, Episode 14 The Panda Baby

First Aired: April 1, 2001

Examining the efforts to promote giant panda breeding, focusing on the August 1999 breakthrough birth of Hua Mei in San Diego. Included: her father's lack of interest in mating; pandas' propensity for having twins, but rearing only one; the importance of scent in panda society; researchers' attempts to analyze, and teach, mothering styles. Matthew Modine narrates.

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