THE operating window was just a few hours long, but now panda experts face an anxious wait of several months before pregnancy tests will confirm if artificial insemination is a success.
The UK's only female giant panda has been artificially inseminated after she and her intended partner failed to mate naturally.
Giant panda Tian Tian will be ready to mate within two weeks, zoo keepers have revealed.
Zoo keepers have begun a daily monitoring of the UK's giant panda couple as mating season approaches.
SCOTLAND'S giant pandas are showing greater interest in each other and natural mating will be given a try in the next few weeks.