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Mei Xiang at the National Zoo in January.
Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo
Mei Xiang at the National Zoo in January.

What's up with the mysterious signals panda Mei Xiang is sending scientists at the National Zoo? Could she actually have a bun in the oven? In a follow-up to his February story, WAMU environment reporter Sabri Ben-Achour heads back to the Zoo, and brings us this update on Panda Pregnancy Watch 2011.

[Music: "Sexx Laws" by Dr. Lonnie Smith from Boogaloo to Beck]

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