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Panda Might Have Faked Pregnancy To Get Special Treatment

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August 27, 2014
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A panda in China showed pregnancy symptoms that disappeared after two months of observation. One theory: Her pseudopregnancy was a ploy for perks. Video provided by Newsy


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Newsy (Aug. 29, 2014) — Our favorite animal stories of the week highlight a blue lobster, a panda that might've faked a pregnancy and Hello Kitty, who isn't a cat after all. Video provided by Newsy
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Macao Establishes Government-Funded Panda Program

Macao Establishes Government-Funded Panda Program

Xinhua News Agency (Dec. 27, 2010) — Macao, one of the People's Republic of China's special administrative regions, has set up a special "panda fund." The program will be used for education, research, and projects related to panda preservation.
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Giant Pandas

Giant Pandas

National Geographic (Mar. 18, 2012) — Habitat loss and slow natural reproduction have landed pandas on the endangered list. At China’s Wolong Nature Reserve, scientists oversee an innovative captive breeding program that uses artificial insemination to attempt to increase panda populations faster. However, a major earthquake in 2008 destroyed the panda’s habitat and cut off their food, threatening the breeding season. Wild Chronicles reports from China on the state of the panda.
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National Zoo Reveals Baby Panda's Gender and Father

National Zoo Reveals Baby Panda's Gender and Father

Buzz60 (Sep. 5, 2013) — The Smithsonian's National Zoo announces its new baby panda is a girl, and the father is National Zoo panda Tian Tian. Mother panda, Mei Xiang, gave birth a few weeks ago, but it takes time to determine the gender. The mother was artificially inseminated by sperm from two pandas, and as Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) reports, this may be the cutest paternity test ever.
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