Hong Kong Ocean Park’s Oldest Male Giant Panda Passes Away at 35
by: The Beat Asia
July 22, 2022
The world’s oldest male giant panda in captivity has passed away at age 35, or 105 years in human age, Hong Kong Ocean Park announced on Facebook on Thursday, July 21.
“We are deeply saddened to announce the loss of centenarian panda An An, the world’s longest-living male giant panda under human care, today (21 July, 2022). An An lived a full life that ended at the respectable age of 35 — the equivalent of 105 years old in human age,” the theme park said in a Facebook post.
According to Ocean Park, An An’s health “deteriorated slowly but progressively” in the past few weeks. After consulting the China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda, veterinarians from Ocean Park and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department made the difficult decision of performing humane euthanasia on An An. The procedure took place on Thursday at 8:40 AM inside An An’s residence at Hong Kong Jockey Club Sichuan Treasures.
Condolence books are available at Hong Kong Jockey Club Sichuan Treasures for anyone who wants to pay tribute to An An. For those unable to visit, they can leave a message in the comments section of their Facebook post.
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