National Zoo Panda Not Pregnant
By M. Morris, Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2009 11:40 AM CDT
Giant pandas Tian Tian, front, and Mei Xiang wrestle and play in the snow, Dec. 6, 2007, at the zoo in Washington.    (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Giant panda Mei Xiang, whose first cub became an international superstar, is not pregnant, National Zoo officials said today. The panda, who was artificially inseminated in January, experienced her third false pregnancy in as many years, the Washington Post reports. Four-year-old Tai Shan, Mei Xiang's only cub to survive infancy, is scheduled to be handed over to the Chinese government later this year.

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