Sorry, DC: No 'Pandamonium'-National Zoo panda isn't pregnant

Sorry, DC: No 'Pandamonium'-National Zoo panda isn't pregnant”

Giant panda Mei Xiang, who had been exhibiting some signs of pregnancy, does not have a bun in the oven, the National Zoo says.

If you've had your hopes up for another baby panda at the National Zoo this year, you're going to have to settle for the baby red pandas.

It can be very hard to determine if a panda is pregnant, the National Zoo notes.

That secondary rise in hormone levels began July 28, meaning she would either give birth or her pseudopregnancy would end within 30-50 days of that.

Mei Xiang was artificially inseminated twice on May 25 with the sperm of her zoomate, Tian Tian.

China, which is home to the giant panda, owns and leases all giant pandas in US zoos.

The panda house at the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat closed September 1 to provide Mei Xiang with quiet, since she shows extra sensitivity to noise during the final weeks of a pseudopregnancy or pregnancy.

Mei Xiang is a three-time panda mom, giving birth to Tai Shan in 2005, Bao Bao in 2013, and Bei Bei in 2015.

Mei Xiang is becoming more alert, and her behavior is returning to normal. The zoo had closed its Panda House on September first after the 19-year-old bear exhibited a heightened sensitivity to noise, elevated hormone levels, and other signs indicative of either a pregnancy or pseudopregnancy. Bao Bao was born August 23, 2013, and was moved to China last February. Bei Bei also will move to China by the time he turns 4.

The Zoo will continue to provide updates on the pandas on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #PandaStory and the Giant Panda e-newsletter.

Like this



15 September 2017
Major fire at LPG bottling plant in city
He said the alert official machinery had ensured that nobody was injured. People were seen running away from the vicinity of the godown.

15 September 2017
Boise State Football moves past OT loss to WSU
Prior to that, Boise State had won 110 consecutive games when leading by at least 21 points in the second half. The Boise State Broncos are ranked 85 on offense, averaging 381.0 yards per game.

15 September 2017
Restaurant apologizes after employee stopped national anthem on 9/11
Wedbush restated a "hold" recommendation on stocks of Buffalo Wild Wings in a study report published on Fri, Sep 8th. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 0.6% in the second quarter.

15 September 2017
Closing Above PSAR Are Shares of Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets Fund ETF
SAR stands for stop and reverse and it is a trend following indicator, created to identify the turning point in price action. Rising trends are defined by a trendline that is drawn between two or more troughs (low points) to identify price support.

15 September 2017
LA deputy arrested on suspicion of rape at women's jail
The department said in a news release that the deputy is facing "serious allegations of criminal misconduct while on duty". It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

15 September 2017
Jefferies Group LLC Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC)
Provides Update on Strategic Actions to Enhance ..." with publication date: "September 05, 2017 was also an interesting one. Massachusetts-based Pioneer Invest Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0.11% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC).

15 September 2017
Migos Taps Cardi B for 'Culture II'
TMZ caught up with Quavo outside of LAX when he dropped the bombshell. "I don't know nothing about all that", he said. No, Offset's not putting a ring on it, but a collaboration is definitely happening.

15 September 2017
Incyte Corporation's (INCY) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Argus
Exane Asset Management purchased a new stake in Incyte Corporation during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $126,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. $7.44M worth of stock was sold by FRIEDMAN PAUL A on Thursday, March 16.

15 September 2017
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume
As of the end of the quarter Cypress Capital Management LLC (wy) had acquired a total of 525 shares growing its stake by 18.3%. On August 17 Morgan Stanley maintained a stock rating of "Overweight" and moved down the price target to $96.00 from $102.00.

15 September 2017
Bullet Train Project in India: 10 things you should know
While Japan is providing the technology and funding for the project, India has to provide the human resources. Private high speed trains do good business in countries of the European Union, and also in the UK.