Well, actually he did it for a few days and then they discovered it, but they all had fallen round!
The panda bear Yuan Yuan, given by China to Taiwan in order to improve ties between the two territories, has pretended to be pregnant in recent days in order to get better food and accommodation in the Taipei Zoo, where she lives since 2008 , China News agency reported today.
The 11-year-old bear has shown symptoms that experts said pointed to possible pregnancy, such as loss of appetite, dilation of the uterus or increased presence of progesterone in their feces, which fueled hopes that Yuan Yuan could be a mother soon.
However, specialized veterinarians who traveled from China with the mission of examining the animal diagnosed that for now there is no pregnancy, and assured that the panda had managed to falsify these symptoms, after being artificially inseminated at the end of March.
According to the Chinese and Taiwanese press, suspicions of pregnancy gave Yuan Yuan the possibility of better food and a more comfortable area of recreation, so that his body could, it is not known whether voluntarily or involuntarily, fake the symptoms.
Yuan Yuan, who lives in the zoo in the Taiwanese capital with male Tuan Tuan, was the mother of a puppy, Yuan Zai, in July 2013, so the female already knew the “advantages” that could provide a pregnancy, very appreciated by those in charge of the conservation of this species in serious danger of extinction.