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Test shows panda mum Lin Hui's pregnancy on track; cub due at any time

Chiang Mai Zoo and panda fans have expressed relief and resumed their attentive wait for the country's second native-born panda cub after a recent ultrasound test finally showed that giant panda Lin Hui is carrying an embryo, and her behaviour once again showed the tell-tale signs of a panda mum-to-be on track for giving birth.

Veterinarian Boripat Siriaroonrat, who heads the panda-breeding unit of the Zoological Park Organisation's panda-research project, told a press conference Thursday that Lin Hui cooperated with the ultrasound test, which showed an embryo. The test pleased veterinarians, who were previously concerned that the embryo might have been absorbed by Lin Hui's body.

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