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

PANDA BABIES!

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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."

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

Referendum game-changer: Edinburgh Zoo panda Tian Tian 'believed pregnant' http://t.co/EzOSIaIVsV (via @cghgreen)

Matthew Moore@mattkmoore

Referendum game-changer: Edinburgh Zoo panda Tian Tian 'believed pregnant' http://t.co/EzOSIaIVsV (via @cghgreen)

11:23 AM - 12 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The entire internet is depressed. But hey! Tian Tian the Edinburgh panda is pregnant!

Andrew Davidson@AndrewJD

The entire internet is depressed. But hey! Tian Tian the Edinburgh panda is pregnant!

11:23 AM - 12 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A baby panda is on the way. A glimmer of good news in depth of the dark reports of doom & horror & violence. Go Tian Tian. Pandas rule.

Rebecca S@scandals66

A baby panda is on the way. A glimmer of good news in depth of the dark reports of doom & horror & violence. Go Tian Tian. Pandas rule.

11:22 AM - 12 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Kay Burley@KayBurley

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

10:48 AM - 12 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Scotland has its queen! #tiantian #independence

Omer Ali@oms_ali

Scotland has its queen! #tiantian #independence

11:24 AM - 12 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

11:21 AM - 12 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

peterwalker99@peterwalker99

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

11:01 AM - 12 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

10:49 AM - 12 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

10:46 AM - 12 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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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!

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