Giant Panda Not Preg­nant

HK Magazine - - NEWS -

Ac­cord­ing to Ocean Park, de­spite dis­play­ing preg­nancy symp­toms ear­lier in the year their 10-year-old giant panda Ying Ying is not preg­nant. The panda had been mat­ing with fel­low res­i­dent Le Le since April and, in late July, be­gan eat­ing less and rest­ing more— typ­i­cal in­di­ca­tions of preg­nancy. But the symp­toms slowly sub­sided and af­ter con­sult­ing with ex­perts from the Wo­long Na­tional Na­ture Re­serve, the park con­firmed that the preg­nancy was false. Pan­das can only get preg­nant once a year, and they are no­to­ri­ously dif­fi­cult to breed in cap­tiv­ity. Now in her sixth mat­ing sea­son, Ying Ying has yet to be­come a mother.

Our take: It’s time Ying Ying did her pa­tri­otic duty.

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