It looks like Lu Lu the Panda had been waiting a long time for mating season.

Daily Mail – Meet Lu Lu, a male with a slightly unlikely name, who has become the talk of China for a marathon (by panda standards) bout of passion – all 18 minutes and three seconds of it.

That’s how long Lu Lu, who has been given the slightly more likely nickname Enduring Brother, managed to mate with his partner Xi Mei.

This set a new record for the year at the Sichuan Giant Panda Research Centre, where they keep track of such things.

And Lu Lu is no stranger to such feats. His performance last week shattered his near eight-minute record with a panda called Zhen Zhen achieved just 24 hours earlier.

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