City Paper is not for tourists
— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) April 30, 2012
No, I can’t say that I have ever wondered what a giant panda artificial insemination is like. Because I think pandas are terrible. Last year, after another attempt at artificial insemination, Mei Xiang faked a pregnancy like a character in a soap opera, so we get to go through all of this again.
Tune in to the Zoo’s Twitter feed at 4 p.m. to get a play-by-play of the artificial insemination. Hopefully panda benefactor (pandafactor?) David Rubenstein is pleased with how his $4.5 million donation to get the bears to procreate is being spent.