poor pandas. not only are their caretakers trying to encourage more mating by showing them panda "porn", i.e., videos of other pandas doing it; but now they are being given special exercise lessons to develop their pelvic and hip muscles! an apple is dangled from a string just out of their reach, so they stand on their hind legs as they try to get it. at least they are allowed to eat the fruit once the exercise is over.
i understand the desire to increase the panda population of the world. i just wish the task were easier! for the rest of the report in the times, look here.