Panda Breeding Programs Are Way More Successful Than You RealizeJason G. Goldman8/01/14 2:12pmFiled to: conservationpandachinabreedingartificial inseminationzoosscienceevolutionanimals3EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Most people think giant pandas are doomed. We've all heard about the disastrous failures in breeding them in captivity, and the massive die-offs. But you may not realize that panda breeding programs have become a stunning success. Here's why. Advertisement Above: Giant panda at the China Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda at Wolong via auton/Flickr.