The world's oldest male panda died at 31,equivalent to about 100 human years   2016-12-29 18:01:00     

  Pan Pan, the world's oldest male panda, died at 31 in Southwest China's Sichuan province Wednesday morning,according to China Giant Panda Protection Research Center.

  Pan Pan passed away at 4:50 am.He was aged equivalent to about 100 human years.

  As reported,his physical health and appetite was getting worse since his diagnosing of cancer.Gradually he lost movability and capacity of feeding outside.The medical staff in the breeding base tryed to rescue the giant panda through special medical care and nutrition intake in order to guarantee his life extension,but eventually they failed to save him.

  "Panda grandpa"was diagnosed with cancer in June this year, and suffered not only from great pain but aslo common old-age conditions.

  Pan Pan,who was born in Baoxing county,Ya'an city,Sichuan province,lived a particularly active life for a panda and fathered many cubs over the past 20 years. He has more than 130 descendants, accounting for 25 percent of the world's captively bred panda population.


  Pan Pan, which means "expectation" in Chinese, was also name of the mascot for the 1990 Beijing Asian Games, though the mascot was not modeled on "panda grandpa" but on a 36-year-old female panda Basi, currently the oldest panda in the world.


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YA’AN Ya'an is a prefecture-level city in the western part of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China, located just below the Tibetan Plateau.The first giant panda was found in Baoxing County of Ya'an; Ya'an is also the origin of Artificial planting tea of the world; Mengding Mountain in Mingshan County, has been keeping seven tea trees, which are believed to be the origins of tea, for more than 1,000 years.


Fengtongzhai National Nature Reserve