Panda fatigue

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Is anyone else sick and tired of hearing the incessant press releases from Edinburgh Zoo about the panda which may give birth at any moment?

We had better brace ourselves for a baby panda for Christmas or New Year, or the Chinese New Year in 2014 or more likely not at all.

It’s complete nonsense to claim that panda breeding is not a precise science – Chinese breeding centres such as Chengdu churn them out by the dozen. Edinburgh Zoo in my opinion has succumbed to commercialism, inseminating Tian Tian to turn a quick buck.

Alex McQuarry

Pilrig Place

Edinburgh