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PRC PANDA JIA JIA FOOLS ZOOKEEPERS, "PREGNANCY" WAS A FALSE ALARM

Despite promising initial signs, which seemed to suggest that the River Safari's female giant panda Jia Jia was pregnant, the giant pandas gifted to Singapore from the People's Republic of China will not be conceiving any cubs after all. Jia Jia underwent artificial insemination on 18th April after she was unsuccessful at mating with her male counterpart, Kai Kai. In July, she started displaying signs of pregnancy - for example, eating less bamboo, sleeping more and having elevated hormonal levels - which raised the hopes that Jia Jia had been successfully inseminated.

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PRC PANDAS FAKE PREGNANCY TO GET "BETTER TREATMENT" AT ZOO

When Taipei Zoo's resident giant panda Yuan Yuan started showing signs of pregnancy - a rare event given the giant panda species' narrow mating window - zoo keepers immediately lavished her with food and round-the-clock attention. However, they soon realized that the pregnancy was a false alarm and discovered something more disturbing - Yuan Yuan may have feigned pregnancy to receive the additional benefits that expectant bears get.

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DEPRESSED WOMAN COMMITS SUICIDE BY JUMPING INTO PIT WITH 1000 CROCODILES

An elderly woman committed suicide by jumping into a pond full of crocodiles, it has been reported. Wanpen Inyai, 65, was torn apart after apparently throwing herself into a pit with more than 1,000 crocodiles at a zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. A disturbing picture was posted online reportedly showing a crocodile approaching her moments before she was attacked. Police said they arrived at the scene to find zoo keepers and staff desperately trying to ward off dozens of reptiles which were feasting on her body.

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ANTI-GAY S'POREANS DEMAND S'PORE ZOO INVESTIGATE IF THEY POSSESS GAY ANIMALS

Conservative Singaporeans snapped up tickets to the Singapore Zoo this weekend in a bid to monitor if any of the animals in captivity might be openly or secretly gay. This after conservative Singaporeans were pre-occupied the past week sussing out books held in the National Library and Kinokuniya to find out which ones contained gay elements.

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