24 Sep '11, 12am

Ex-Atlanta panda found to be male, not female, still named Mei Lan for now

Ex-Atlanta panda found to be male, not female, still named Mei Lan for now

Turns out a panda born at Atlanta's zoo and returned to China for breeding will end up being a dad, not a mum as originally thought. -- PHOTO: REUTERS (AP) Turns out a panda born at Atlanta's zoo and returned to China for breeding will end up being a dad, not a mum as originally thought. Zoo Atlanta staff and a researcher from the panda research centre in China where Mei Lan now lives examined the panda 19 days after its birth and determined the panda was female, said Dr Rebecca Snyder, curator of mammals at Zoo Atlanta. But researchers in China recently noticed male reproductive organs and determined Mei Lan is male. It is difficult to determine the sex of giant pandas early on and mistakes are not uncommon, Dr Snyder said. Generally, the Chinese try to examine cubs within a day or two of their birth because they're slightly dehydrated and have less fur, which makes a clo...

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