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Wed Aug 27, 2014, 05:11 PM

Giant panda faked pregnancy for extra treats and air conditioning.


By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Giant panda Ai Hin may have pulled the ultimate diva move by faking her pregnancy in order to receive larger food rations and fancier living accommodations.

The planned first ever live-broadcast of a panda giving birth has been cancelled at the Chengdu Breeding Research Centre, in China’s southwestern province of Sichuana.

Experts there say the 6-year-old Ai Hin showed signs of pregnancy last month, but her behaviors went back to normal as soon as she moved to a single room with air conditioning and round-the-clock care, The Telegraph reported.

Experts soon realized the panda was not pregnant.




“They receive more buns, fruits and bamboo, so some clever pandas have used this to their advantage to improve their quality of life,” said Wu Kongju, an employee at the panda base.

Many bears continue to display pregnant behavior after noticing the difference in treatment they receive. Giant pandas are notoriously reluctant to breed in captivity and pseudo-pregnancies are common, CNN reported.



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In_The_Wind Aug 2014 OP
Ilsa Aug 2014 #1
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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 05:16 PM

1. Smart. nt

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 05:58 PM

2. If she hadn't gone back to normal after being moved to the isolation unit,

the Lamaze classes would have done it.

No way she would have put up with that!...

"How you doing, honey? Should I time you?..."

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 06:15 PM

3. Spoken like a true pro.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 10:09 PM

4. Hilarious--like Hollywood stars!

Someone needs to sell those pandas a fake baby bump!!!

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