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Padmae is Healthy But No Longer Pregnant

We’re sad to report that Padmae the aardvark is no longer pregnant.  Her pregnancy lasted about six months, and her body exhibited signs of being pregnant for months after the pregnancy ended.  Even ultrasounds were misleading.  They showed enough movement and fluid that technicians believed Padmae was still expecting.  Finally, an x-ray revealed that there was no calcium in the womb area. False pregnancies, or pseudopregnancies, can occur after an animal has lost a baby and the body hasn’t recognized the loss.  Padmae is healthy and doing fine.

Padmae was up and about yesterday –  posted by @LGRed


1 Kathryn Dyche Dechairo { 06.26.13 at 12:42 pm }

Aaah bless her heart. Such a shame there was no baby but glad to hear that she is doing ok and is healthy.

2 Jane Elizabeth { 06.26.13 at 7:30 pm }

I had no idea that aardvarks were such lovey creatures…

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