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Tibetans, supporters stage zoo protest

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE:Demonstrators anticipated the Sichuan governor’s moves at Taipei Zoo’s Panda Hall to protest the arrest of 300 monks from Kirti Monastery

By Loa Iok-sin and Mo Yan-chih  /  Staff Reporters

Panda experts from the center returned to the zoo earlier this month upon receiving the news. Zoo director Jason Yeh (葉傑生) said Yuan Yuan has lost her appetite this month and has been sleeping more than usual, while also behaving “like a cat on hot bricks.”

While those were signs of pregnancy, Yeh said the zoo has been unable to confirm that the panda is expecting a cub because an ultrasound did not detect a fetus.

Additional reporting by CNA

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