An An, the oldest male giant panda in the world, has died at Ocean Park Hong Kong. He was 35 years old, which is nearly 105 years in human years. In this photo released by Ocean Park in August last year, An An celebrates his 35th birthday.
An An’s health had started deteriorating recently and he had stopped taking food, according the theme park. Photo: Ocean Park
He was finally euthanised. Giant Pandas are members of the bear family. They have poor eyesight but a keen sense of smell. Here, An An responds to a call from his keeper. Photo: Ocean Park
Giant pandas are found mostly in the Chinese province of Sichuan. They usually eat bamboo shoots but will also subsist on an omnivorus diet. Here, An An grabs a bite. Photo: Ocean Park
Giant pandas are considered symbols of friendship and peace in China. They have been used by the country in so-called ‘Panda Diplomacy’. Here, An An enjoys a meal during the Chinese Lunar New Year in February 2022. Photo: Ocean Park
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