Apparently worthy of homepage placement at WashingtonPost.com is the news that Mei Xiang has been resisting zoo efforts to perform an ultrasound to find out whether she’s pregnant. Imagine that! Less than a week after the zoo lures Tai Shan into a corner, drugs him, and sticks a camera up his behind, Mei Xiang doesn’t particularly want to participate in medical tests.
Yeah, I know. Animals aren’t supposed to have sophisticated memory like that. But maybe she’s smarter than she gets credit for.