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A baby Chinese red panda walks out of a hollow log at the Red River Zoo in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Fargo zoo can't hurry panda love

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At first blush, it seems that speed dating for the Red River Zoo's red pandas should be timed with a calendar rather than a clock.

Zoo Executive Director Paula Grimestad says patience is the key. With pandas and procreation, you can't hurry love, you just have to wait.


"The middle of February, is when all of that happens," Grimestad said. "They sure should be getting in the mood."

Take the case of Rusty.

Persistence pays off is apparently his mating motto.

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