Panda Breeding Programs Are Way More Successful Than You RealizeJason G. Goldman8/01/14 2:12pmFiled to: conservationpandachinabreedingartificial inseminationzoosscienceevolutionanimals3EditInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissHideShare 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. Above: Giant panda at the China Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda at Wolong via auton/Flickr.