Pandas to wed at Taipei zoo

TAIPEI, Taiwan

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The 5-year-old pandas arrived at the Taipei zoo nearly one year ago and plan to marry next February.

Zoo staff are conditioning the animals for mating with a special feeding routine that includes hanging apples from ropes and placing biscuits in tunnels to build the pandas' leg power.

Both pandas feed six times a day, with each meal involving more than 20 minutes of exercise.

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