Panda Pregnancy Watch Continues At National Zoo In DC: Mei Xiang Has Ultrasound

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Video: Panda Pregnancy Watch Continues At National Zoo

courtesy: Meghan Murphy, National Zoo

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- There's no word yet on whether the National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang is pregnant. Vets did conduct an ultrasound on Tuesday.

Zookeepers recently saw a jump in hormone levels that could indicated the panda is either pregnant or experiencing a "pseudopregnancy," which is when a panda ovulates but does not conceive.

Mei Xiang has had five pseudopregnancies since 2007. She gave birth to her only cub, Tai Shan, back in 2005.

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