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National Zoo artificially inseminates giant panda

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The National Zoo announced Saturday that it had artificially inseminated the zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang after natural breeding failed to occur. A team of veterinarians and scientists performed the insemination on Saturday morning. Scientists said they determined Mei Xiang was ready to breed on March 26 after observing her urinary estrogen levels, which had begun to rise. She was inseminated...

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