Highlights

  • Oldest-ever male giant panda in captivity died at age 35 at a Hong Kong theme park
  • The panda named An An lived most of his life at Ocean Park
  • An An had been kept out of sight from visitors at the park as his health worsened

Latest news

Associated Press reporter describes Salman Rushdie stabbing

Associated Press reporter describes Salman Rushdie stabbing

Salman Rushdie stabbed: 'The Satanic Verses' and why the author lived under threat

Salman Rushdie stabbed: 'The Satanic Verses' and why the author lived under threat

BJP vs AAP: CWG medallist Divya Kakran’s claim over financial assistance stirs political tussle

BJP vs AAP: CWG medallist Divya Kakran’s claim over financial assistance stirs political tussle

Independence Day 2022: Five greatest wins of Independent India

Independence Day 2022: Five greatest wins of Independent India

Independence Day 2022 | The changemakers of Independent India | India@75

Independence Day 2022 | The changemakers of Independent India | India@75

Oldest-ever male giant panda euthanized after falling ill

Ocean Park mourned An An as a family member who grew with the park and built bonds with locals and tourists.

The oldest-ever male giant panda in captivity has died at age 35 at a Hong Kong theme park after his health deteriorated.

An An lived most of his life at Ocean Park after he and a female panda were gifted to Hong Kong by China in 1999. The female panda, Jia Jia, died in 2016 at age 38, making her the oldest-ever female panda in captivity.

Ocean Park mourned An An as a family member who grew with the park and built bonds with locals and tourists.

“An An has brought us fond memories with numerous heart-warming moments. His cleverness and playfulness will be dearly missed,” Paulo Pong, chairman of Ocean Park Corporation, said in a statement.

An An had high blood pressure, a common condition among geriatric pandas. Over the past three weeks, An An had been kept out of sight from visitors at the park as his health worsened. He stopped eating solid food and was significantly less active in recent days.

Last week, hundreds left comments on an Ocean Park post about An An's condition, wishing him a speedy recovery.

He was euthanized to prevent further suffering Thursday morning after veterinarians from Ocean Park and government authorities consulted the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, Ocean Park said.

Up Next

Oldest-ever male giant panda euthanized after falling ill

Oldest-ever male giant panda euthanized after falling ill

Associated Press reporter describes Salman Rushdie stabbing

Associated Press reporter describes Salman Rushdie stabbing

Salman Rushdie stabbed: 'The Satanic Verses' and why the author lived under threat

Salman Rushdie stabbed: 'The Satanic Verses' and why the author lived under threat

Indian-born author Salman Rushdie attacked, suffers stab wound

Indian-born author Salman Rushdie attacked, suffers stab wound

California wildfire | Explained: what is 'firenado'

California wildfire | Explained: what is 'firenado'

Explained: why armed man who took hostages in Lebanon bank is hailed as hero

Explained: why armed man who took hostages in Lebanon bank is hailed as hero

More videos

FBI looked for secret nuclear documents during raid on Trump's Florida house: report

FBI looked for secret nuclear documents during raid on Trump's Florida house: report

 Shelling near Ukraine's nuclear power plant; UN issues warning

Shelling near Ukraine's nuclear power plant; UN issues warning

After Trump house raid, armed man tried to enter FBI office; killed

After Trump house raid, armed man tried to enter FBI office; killed

Major power outage causes disruption in Toronto

Major power outage causes disruption in Toronto

Pakistan frees TV executive held over an anti-army broadcast

Pakistan frees TV executive held over an anti-army broadcast

Israel-Gaza fighting death toll reaches 47, over dozen children among dead

Israel-Gaza fighting death toll reaches 47, over dozen children among dead

China puts hold on proposal to blacklist JEM chief Masood Azhar's brother

China puts hold on proposal to blacklist JEM chief Masood Azhar's brother

UK PM race:  Rishi Sunak says he would rather lose than win on a false promise

UK PM race: Rishi Sunak says he would rather lose than win on a false promise

China 'successfully completes' military drills around Taiwan

China 'successfully completes' military drills around Taiwan

US Olympic champion sentenced to 9 years in Russian jail for drug-smuggling

US Olympic champion sentenced to 9 years in Russian jail for drug-smuggling

Editorji Technologies Pvt. Ltd. © 2022 All Rights Reserved.