updated 05:40 AM EST, Thu October 30, 2014

"Getting male pandas to perform when the time is just right can be the difference between copulatory fireworks and a long bout of celibacy until the next breeding season rolls round"

Why won't those captive pandas just procreate? After years of research (and some truly crazy tactics), scientists can add another weapon to their panda-breeding arsenal. It turns out the smell of competition helps to boost the lacklustre libido of the world's most reproductively challenged bear.

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