Yang Guang gets pill boost ahead of mating season

Yan Guang in tip-top shape. Picture Phil Wilkinson

Yan Guang in tip-top shape. Picture Phil Wilkinson

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EDINBURGH’s giant male panda Yang Guang is being put on a course of fertility and vitamin pills ahead of the coming mating season.

Staff at the Zoo are hopeful that now he is in great shape , after being found to have a calcium deficiency, and Tian Tian won’t be able to resist him.

This year’s marrow mating season, which falls in the next few months and lasts just three days, will be the third time the pair have tried to mate.

The birth of a baby panda would be worth millions to the Zoo in extra ticket sales.