Giant panda: The UK's new 'royal' baby?
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UK media has gushed over the news that a giant panda could be pregnant, recalling the frenzy over the birth of royal baby Prince George. Giant pandas' gestation periods are about five months. A giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo is showing signs of pregnancy and could give birth within weeks to what would be the first cub from the rare species to be born in Britain, officials said.
The news was treated as a major story by British media and members of the public immediately drew comparisons with the recent frenzy over the birth of royal baby Prince George at St Mary's Hospital in London on July 22. Giant panda Tian Tian was born in 2003 and arrived in Scotland two years ago on a 10-year loan from China.
Giant pandas are one of the world's most endangered species. Their natural home lies in a few mountain ranges in central China.
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