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Panda Might Have Faked Pregnancy To Get Special Treatment

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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Top 3 Strange Animal Stories Of The Week

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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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All Hands on Deck for Panda Pregnancy Watch

All Hands on Deck for Panda Pregnancy Watch

Reuters (Aug. 22, 2012) — Zookeepers at Washington's Smithsonian National Zoo go on panda watch for a possible pregnancy.
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