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Pseudo-pregnant Panda Fools Experts

Ai Hin, a six year old giant panda, living at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre in China, has been feigning pregnancy for over two months. As a pregnant giant panda there are special amenities provided – including air-conditioning, around-the-clock care and a serious supply of buns, fruit and bamboo. So it is possible Ai Hin was manipulating the system. However giant pandas have a complicated biology and phantom pregnancies are quite common. Determining pregnancy is quite difficult as a giant panda foetus is actually quite small and difficult to locate with an ultrasound scan.

Read more…http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/famous-giant-panda-fakes-pregnancy-gets-nice-things-20140829-109tfi.html

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So maybe it was the luxury suite and treats – or maybe it was just wacky biology – either way it was a good gig while it lasted. Who can blame her?
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