Giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo not pregnant

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Associated Press

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 6:07 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 15 at 6:33 AM

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.

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