In an announcement posted to Facebook on Thursday, Ocean Park shared the heartbreaking news that the park’s giant panda, An An, has died at the age of 35, which is 105 years in human age. As the world’s longest-lived male giant panda under human care, An An’s health has been slowly deteriorating over the past few weeks “with a sharp decrease in physical activities and food intake.”
After consulting with the Chinese Giant Panda Conservation and Research Center, veterinarians from Ocean Park and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation made the difficult decision to perform the euthanasia procedure. cruelty-free on An An. The century-old panda died around 8:40 a.m. at his home at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sichuan Treasures in Ocean Park.
A condolence book will be available outside An An’s residence for guests to leave messages in An An’s memory. Those who cannot visit the park can do so by leaving a comment on the website. official announcement of the park on Facebook.
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