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Berlin Zoo confirms panda's pregnancy with ultrasound footage


Mandatory credit: Berlin Zoo Berlin Zoo has released a few seconds of footage from an ultrasound scan of its six-year-old panda Meng Meng, confirming a pregnancy. It said the footage shows "a mini-panda with its heart beating fast", adding the birth is not far off, but without specifying when. Meng Meng mated for the first time with nine-year-old partner Jiao Qing in April, and was also artificially inseminated to increase the likelihood of pregnancy. Experts working with the zoo said in mid-August that they were about 85% sure Meng Meng was expecting.

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