Monday, April 30, 2012

Panda IUIs on the WWW

Why do I always miss super cool stuff like this?  Apparently the National Zoo live tweeted an IUI of the female panda there.

"Sunday night, Mei Ziang was inseminated with thawed semen collected from Tian Tian in 2005. Zoo staff will monitor Mei Xiang's hormone levels in the coming months and conduct ultrasounds to see if she is pregnant.

Mei Xiang and Tian Tian have successfully produced one cub, named Tai Shan, who was born July 9, 2005. He now lives in China."

How sad is it I'm jealous that they already have 1 cub from a previous IUI?  I want a cub too, dammit!


Sometimes said...

Yeah, but do you want to be stuck in a zoo? And have your IUI transmitted on television?!?! HA!

meggola said...

We used to live in DC, and man - that poor panda has been through soooooo many infertility treatments! She should be our mascot! One of the few baby items we've already bought was a little onesie I found that has pandas on it. It's gender neutral, and definitely symbolic, so when I saw it I knew I had to have it.

Rebecca said...

If only all of our IUIs worked the first time. Not fair!