Not sure when my panda obsession started...I just remember being drawn to them since I was a very young girl. I even have a panda tattoo!
So, naturally, I FREAKED OUT when I heard that Mei Xiang may be pregnant again...she'd been doing things characteristic of a pregnant panda: showing a rise in hormones, nesting, sleeping more and eating less. BUT we've learned that there IS no cub...it was a psuedopregnancy. I'm so sad I could cry.
Sadly, only about 1,800 giant pandas live in the wild.