A Giant Panda that wanted more treats and nicer living conditions decided that she would fake being pregnant in order to get some VIP treatment.

Ai Hin, a six-year-old Giant Panda living in a breeding centre in China, started displaying pregnancy symptoms last month – and a live TV broadcast of her giving birth was planned.

However, the broadcast was cancelled when employees at the centre saw that Ai Hin was shamming in order to lead a cushtier lifestyle.

Speaking to The Telegraph, employee Wu Kongju said that the panda had been remarkably clever to play the trick on her keepers.

“[Pregnant pandas] receive more buns, fruits and bamboo, so some clever pandas have used this to their advantage to improve their quality of life,” he said.

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