2. He’s horny! Female pandas breed once per year (once every other year if they had a cub) and it’s about that time of year. Bai Yun and Gao Gao are the only naturally breeding pandas outside of China. Not only that, they have 4 successful cubs together, more than any other zoo. Last year was the first time they didn’t have a successful breeding season. This could be because Bai Yun may be reaching bearopause. So Gao Gao’s scent marking, checking the howdy gate (where he gets let into Bai Yun’s enclosure when she’s ready) and vocalizing may be all for not as Bai Yun might not be too into it anymore. Poor guy. Being sexual frustrated is so…. frustrating!
If you listen closely in the video, you can hear Gao Gao bleating, an appeasing, non-aggressive vocalization.