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Even though she had elevated progesterone levels, was sleeping a lot, and was building bamboo nests, it turns out that Mei Xiang, one of two giant pandas at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., was not pregnant. Nobody knows why some animals – including humans – experience so-called pseudo-pregnancies.
Giant Panda Tai Shan eats and apple off his farewell celebratory frozen cake at the National Zoo in Washington on Jan. 30. The 4-year-old panda was sent to China on Thursday to become part of a breeding program there.
Kristen McIntosh ate snow outside at Devonshire Gardens in Evansville, Ind.
Born in the US, panda Tai Shan won the hearts of visitors to Washington's National Zoo. But under an agreement with China, he'll now be part of a panda breeding program there.