• Kyodo


Giant panda Shin Shin will be put back on display at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo starting Tuesday after being removed last month for what turned out to be a “false pregnancy,” the zoo said Monday.

While on display, Shin Shin will be able to move freely around the public enclosure, birthing room and sleeping quarters as she likes, it said.

She was removed from public view on June 4 after showing signs of pregnancy, including low appetite and hormone fluctuations, from late May. She was observed mating with male panda Ri Ri in March.

The pair gave birth to a cub last July, but it died of pneumonia six days later.