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Anxious wait for panda cub in Chiang Mai

Fans of Chiang Mai Zoo's giant panda Lin Hui are growing excited as she is due to give birth any time now.

Veterinarian Dr Boripat Siriaroonrat, a senior official at the Zoological Park Organisation under the Royal Patronage of HM The King, said Lin Hui had shown signs that she is about to give birth - such as a falling level of the hormone progesterone - but had not yet gone into labour.

Chulalongkorn University's veterinary team was preparing to conduct an ultrasound test yesterday evening or today to get a clearer view of the embryo and monitor its heartbeat.

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