Bear bait: Shanghai zoo seeking partner for male panda ready to mate

BEIJING (AP) - Wanted: single, full-figured female for committed relationship. Must be willing to tolerate her man's heavy eating and deep sleeping. Call the Shanghai Wild Animal Park.

Guo Qing, the park's only fertile giant panda, is on the prowl for a mate. Park officials announced Wednesday that five-year-old Guo Qing, one of three giant pandas living at the zoo, is looking for a lifelong partner, the official Xinhua News Agency says.

The two other pandas, Chuan Chuan and Jia Si, are more than 20 years old and probably past any chance of reproducing, Xinhua said.

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