Giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo not pregnant

LONDON (AP) — Disappointed officials at Edinburgh Zoo say giant panda Tian Tian, who was thought to be pregnant, apparently has suffered a miscarriage.

Officials said Tuesday they believe the panda also known as Sweetie was successfully inseminated in April but had suffered a miscarriage near the end of her pregnancy.

A zoo statement says her “hormonal and behavioral signs” indicate that she had conceived and was carrying a fetus until late term.

The panda had been artificially inseminated in April. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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