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Calgary and the world is on 'baby panda' watch

Last Updated Apr 3, 2019 at 4:14 pm MST

(Jon Muma - 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Calgary Zoo is watching for a black and white baby that could cause quite the stir.

On Wednesday the Zoo confirmed one of its Pandas, Er Shun, was artificially inseminated as part of the planned collaborative breeding program.

Zoo officials say they will have to wait several weeks, end of May at the earliest to know if the procedure worked when confirmed by ultrasound.

Er Shun is being cared for in a custom den in the back of the Panda Passage.

It’s a precise exercise as pandas only ovulate for up to three days out of the year.