Giant Panda Not Pregnant
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.