EDINBURGH zoo plans to fake the birth of a panda cub using a badger, it has been claimed.
A zoo source said: “Giant panda Tian Tian isn’t really pregnant, it’s all a massive ruse like the Apollo moon landings.
“Basically they’re going to stick a badger in the pen, because badgers look pretty much like small pandas. They’re the same colour, furry and squat.
“They’ll call it Chi Chi and sell visitors lots of pencil cases and postcards.”