Research Suggests Absence Does Indeed Make The Heart Grow Fonder

Nov 28, 2009 • News, Research


The giant panda is well known for having a low sex drive, especially in captivity–add to that a brief mating season, and atrophied leg muscles due to an obstacle free existence in a zoo, and you’ve got yourself slim to nil chances of successful mating.

But it seems researchers have found a way to get the creature into a more loving mood–by separating partners. Zhang Hemin, a doctor inspecting the two pandas at the Taipei Zoo, is credited with the exercise in longing.

Guess what? It works. Best reason ever to convince hubby you need a getaway weekend with the girlfriends.

Information from 2point6billion. Image by Jeff Kubina.