A panda cub
Gothamist thought it important to follow up our extensive coverage of the National Zoo's pandas' mating attempts with the latest on whether female panda Mei Xiang is pregnant. The National Zoo notes that while urinary progestins have been increased, still more monitoring needs to be done, and they will keep an eye out for "sharp, or consistently downward pattern that might provide an indication that pseudopregnancy has ended, or less likely, that a birth is imminent." They don't want to get their hopes up, as they had last year during her "pseudopregnancy." Gothamist hopes for the best, because there is nothing cuter than a panda baby.

Our panda "fixation" may distress some. Or one.