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Pandas Watch Porn To Get in the Mood Too

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Porn is natural. And adorable.

Image credit: Chengu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding/Reuters

Of Time's "Most Surprising Photos of 2013," this snap of 5-year-old giant panda Ke Lin is the most charming of them all. 

Taken by the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China, the picture documents how when Ke Lin seemed utterly disinterested in mating with her partner, researchers pushed a TV up to her cage and put on some steamy, authentic panda porn. As they looped the tape of giant pandas humping in the wild, Ke Lin got visibly flustered. The Research Base told The Independent that the giant panda took great interest in the porn and, "After that there was no stopping her and they mated successfully." Though pandas usually know what good good loving looks like outside of a research facility, Ke Lin hadn't been lucky enough to witness the real deal while in captivity.

Here's one for the, "Porn is natural" column. If the cute, cuddly poster child of endangered species can stroke it to a dirty film, it can't be all that bad.

[h/t Time]