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Panda Bai Yun is not pregnant, San Diego Zoo officials say

Panda Bai Yun is not pregnant, San Diego Zoo officials say

Sad news from the San Diego Zoo: Bai Yun, the giant panda, is not pregnant, officials announced Monday, ending the civic suspense of is-she-or-isn't-she? As the public awaited an announcement, zookeepers have been testing Bai Yun's urine and feces for weeks, along with using ultrasound and thermal imaging. On Monday, the conclusion was inescapable: Bai Yun's hormone level has receded back to a level showing that she is no longer capable of conception. At 24, Bai Yun has had six cubs. Under the loan agreement with China, cubs born in San Diego are sent to China at age 3 or older. Only one of Bai Yun's cubs, Xiao Liwu, a male, remains in San Diego, along with Bai...

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