Giant panda Ai Hin sitting in its enclosure at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Center in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province. (AFP Photo)
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Hopes that tiny panda paws would be seen in the world's first live-broadcast cub delivery were dashed Tuesday when Chinese experts suggested the "mother" may have been focusing more on extra bun rations than giving birth.Phantom pregnancy is said to be common among the endangered animals, and many bears continue to display pregnant behavior after noticing the difference in treatment they receive, Xinhua said.China has about 1,600 pandas living in the wild and another 300 held in captivity.
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