A Giant Panda At Edinburgh Zoo May Be Pregnant And Everyone Is Very Excited


1. Tian Tian, the female giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo, may be pregnant, keepers have announced.

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Iain Valentine, director of giant pandas for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, said in a statement on Tuesday: “The latest scientific data suggests Tian Tian the giant panda is now pregnant and that implantation has taken place, therefore she may give birth at the end of the month.”

2. The panda was artificially inseminated after she failed to get pregnant naturally with the zoo’s male panda, Yang Guang.

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3. The news of the potential pregnancy has been enthusiastically received online, with people celebrating a rare piece of good news this week.

Edinburgh Zoo says it's panda could well be pregnant. Tian Tian is still keeping mum...

— Kay Burley (@KayBurley)

Scotland has its queen! #tiantian #independence

— Omer Ali (@oms_ali)

The day after I change my phone wallpaper to #tiantian it's announced she's pregnant. Coincidence? Definitely, but nice to pretend otherwise

— Colin Bell (@colberto1983)

How great a job title is "Director of Giant Pandas"? http://t.co/5MulsjVkiR

— peterwalker99 (@peterwalker99)

Can I be the 1,057th person to commission � ways a baby panda could affect the way people vote in the #indyref” please?

— Martin Belam (@MartinBelam)

11. This amazing picture also resurfaced.

As the pregnant panda news cheers us all up, a reminder of the best panda picture ever http://t.co/g7sN6jMQdz

— Claire Phipps (@Claire_Phipps)

12. As the panda news began trending, people also shared this unbelievably cute video of panda triplets born in China this week.

13. England fast bowler Stuart Broad also picked the right moment to compare himself to a panda as he continues to recover from breaking his nose in the fourth Test against India last week.

Jackson thinks there's a Panda in the house!

— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8)

14. Well done, pandas everywhere.

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Richard James is acting head of news for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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