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World’s Oldest Male Giant Panda In Captivity Dies In Hong Kong

  • Panda was euthanized after health deteriorated for weeks
  • An An and a female panda called Jia Jia were gifted by China
An An at Ocean Park in Hong Kong in 2015. 

An An at Ocean Park in Hong Kong in 2015. 

Photographer: Kin Cheung/AP Photos

An An -- the world’s oldest male giant panda under human care -- has been euthanized because of his deteriorating health, Hong Kong’s Ocean Park said on Thursday. 

Veterinarians decided to help the 35-year-old panda -- who was 105 in human years -- to end his life because his activity levels and food intake had decreased severely, according to a statement from the amusement park. The China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda had been consulted, it said. Ten days before his death, An An had stopped taking in solid food, drinking only water and electrolyte beverages.