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Tian Tian the panda believed to be pregnant

    2017-August-28  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

TIAN TIAN, the only female Chinese giant panda in the U.K., is believed to be pregnant and may give birth soon, officials at Edinburgh Zoo have confirmed.

A spokeswoman for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland said: “Giant panda breeding is a very complicated process but we believe that Tian Tian is pregnant.”

Emails between Edinburgh Zoo and the Scottish Government, obtained through a freedom of information request, suggest the birth is imminent, though the zoo did not disclose a specific date.

The spokeswoman said: “Like all babies, it’s hard to predict precisely and the panda breeding season can last until late September. Tian Tian is being closely monitored by our expert team and we will be the first to share any news as soon as we can.”

Tian Tian, which means Sweetie, and male panda Yang Guang (Sunshine) arrived at Edinburgh Zoo in 2011 as part of a 10-year agreement on panda conservation signed by China and the U.K.

Under the terms of the agreement, panda cubs born through the breeding program must be returned to China when they turn 2 years old.

Tian Tian and Yang Guang are the only giant pandas in Britain. A separate pair, Ming Ming and Bao Bao, left London Zoo in 1994 after failing to breed.

Tian Tian had previously fallen pregnant while at Edinburgh Zoo, via artificial insemination, but never produced a cub. She successfully reared twin cubs in China in 2009.  (China Daily)

 

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