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    Live Broadcast Of Panda Birth Cancelled After It Emerges The Mother Was Faking Her Pregnancy

    The panda was apparently enjoying the extra attention.

    What would have been the first ever live broadcast of a panda cub birth has had to be cancelled after it emerged the expectant mother may have been faking her pregnancy.

    Wu Kongju, who works at the centre, told Xinhua: “They also receive more buns, fruits and bamboo, so some clever pandas have used this to their advantage to improve their quality of life."

    It is thought Ai Hin may have experienced a "phantom pregnancy".

    The Chinese news agency says that bears have been known to display signs of being pregnant after becoming aware of the preferential treatment.

    Earlier this month, keepers at Edinburgh Zoo said its giant panda Tian Tian might be pregnant.