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Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo halted public viewing of two giant pandas on Wednesday after it emerged female panda Shin Shin appears to be in heat.

The zoo, in Taito Ward, is preparing to house the two pandas, Shin Shin and male panda Ri Ri, both 11 years old, together in the hope that they will mate. The two pandas are normally housed in separate enclosures.

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