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Zoo looks for signs of panda pregnancy

On Monday, veterinarians gave Mei Xiang, the National Zoo's female giant panda, an ultrasound. The procedure comes after experts artificially inseminated the panda twice in January.

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Article | It's our creepiest rite of spring, this annual obsession with panda procreation. Yesterday we were at it again, shamelessly watching a video of poor Mei Xiang's ultrasound to see if the female giant panda might be pregnant with another butter pat.
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Article | Mei Xiang, the female giant panda, ambled into the narrow cage and, as trained, rolled onto her back. National Zoo biologist Laurie Thompson sat near her head, feeding her apple slices from a plastic bowl. Veterinarian Jessica Siegal-Willott knelt by the bear's hind legs, running an ultrasound...

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