Earlier today, we wrote about a dog who can blow bubbles underwater and we referred to this canine as a genius.
But we take it back: the animal described in the following story is the real genius!
She’s a six-year old panda named Ai Hin, she resides at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China and she recently started gaining weight, producing more progestational hormones and moving significantly less.
Because she’s pregnant? Yes, that’s how researchers interpreted these changes.
But… no! Because she was faking her pregnancy!
Wu Kongju, an expert employed by Chengdu, says pandas comprehend the advantages to pseudo-pregnancy (i.e. extra bamboo!) and sometimes play a joke on their handlers in order to get more food.