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Panda back on view after being confirmed not pregnant

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A giant female panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo went back on public view Tuesday after it was confirmed that she is not pregnant, zoo officials said.

Shin Shin was removed from public display on June 4 after she started showing signs of possible pregnancy. But it was a false alarm, zoo officials said.

Shin Shin and her male partner Ri Ri have been at the zoo since February 2011. Shin Shin's first cub died last July, after becoming the first giant panda to be born at the facility in 24 years.

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The zoo officials thought she was pregnant? She really had them bamboozled.

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Are we sure it is her and not some tarento is panda suit?

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Maybe she will give birth when she goes to take a dump without knowing she was pregnant all this time. I think she is lying to the zookeeper.

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Urgh Combinibento, I'd never stoop to an awful pun like that. Although I did hear that asked for the "meal of the day", staff at the Zoo's cafeteria replied "pan da!"

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*when asked

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caffeine - Don't need the "when," and Har! Thanks

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My Chinese friend posted on my blog recently like this, "I wish Abe and his Netouyo supporters think of China as a Panda. The purpose for Pandas in Japan is exactly to show the love and friendship, from China and Chinese people." I was little disappointed by hearing that we're not going to see her baby this year, anyway, we're sharing Panda loving spirit with no matter of how far we're apart, he's expecting us to much take care of Panda in Japan, this special protected animal being not so easy to see in China as well, according to him.

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