When the pandas showed complete disinterest, experts decided to turn to artificial insemination, leading to the discovery that Jinzhu had no penis," it added.
Yep. It's true. The error was quite explainable:
Jinzhu was believed to be male owing to her inconspicuous secondary sex characteristic and behavior," the agency quoted Wei Rongping, assistant director of the reserve’s research center, as saying
Jinzhu was sent back to China in 2002, with experts arguing the panda was either a hermaphrodite or had "undeveloped" sexual organs.
"The penis of an adult panda is only about 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) long," which was a possible factor behind the mix-up, Xinhua quoted panda expert Li Deshen as saying
The entire escapade is found here.
So next time you wonder why he may not act "normal," have some compassion.
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