UPDATED: December 21, 2020 | 17:33 IST
The world’s oldest captive giant panda died at a zoo in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on December 8. She was 38.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PANDA?
Since October 21, Xinxing was showing symptoms of drowsiness and loss of appetite. The zoo said that her condition deteriorated soon after and she developed shortness of breath, cough, abdominal distension and had trouble defecating, Shine reports.
Several medical experts including the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda made an attempt to save the panda but in vain, the zoo announced today.
HOW DID SHE DIE?
Old age and multiple organ failure caused digestive disorders and hypoproteinemia in Xinxing’s body, analysis reports said, subsequently leading to an infection in her digestive and respiratory tracts that led to her death.
Xinxing was born in 1982 in the wild of Baoxing County of Sichuan Province. Her age was equivalent to more than 110 human years. She was brought to the Chongqing Zoo when she was about a year old.