Are Pandas Faking Pregnancies For More Food?
Another panda has allegedly faked a pregnancy. But scientists say it's a phantom pregnancy — which is more common than you might think.By Lexie Hammesfahr | August 4, 2015
Just like how a little kid might fake being sick to get a Popsicle, another panda has reportedly faked a pregnancy in order to get more snacks and better treatment.
Panda fetuses are so small in the beginning stages that pregnancy is hard to detect, so doctors go off symptoms, which include loss of appetite, thickening around the uterus, and increased levels of progesterone. (Video via Zoo Atlanta)