'Too early to tell' if giant panda definitely pregnant

Edinburgh Zoo has said "not to get too excited yet" over rumours that its resident female giant panda may be pregnant. Tian Tian is one of only two giant pandas in the UK, and was artificially inseminated in April.

Confirming a female panda’s pregnancy is never straight forward and we would encourage people to try not to get too excited just yet – I know it is easier said than done though!

Further hormone results will be available roughly by mid-August that will add to the picture – if Tian Tian is not pregnant specific hormone levels should drop back down to zero.