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National Zoo Panda Not Pregnant

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Doctors at the National Zoo say resident panda Mei Xiang will not give birth anytime soon.
Doctors at the National Zoo say resident panda Mei Xiang will not give birth anytime soon.

Zoo veterinarians had been keeping a close eye on Mei Xiang for months, monitoring her behavior and hormone levels.

Scientists artificially inseminated her in January, and were hoping for a baby panda. But now they say she was only experiencing a pseudopregnancy.

It's difficult to determine when a panda is pregnant because panda fetuses don't start developing until the final weeks of a gestation period.


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