An An, the world’s oldest male giant panda, dies at 35 — rest in peace

Recently Ocean Park Hong Kong, where An An had lived since 1999, announced his death.

Pandas don’t live that much. Most of them live up to 15-20 years. But An An and his female companion Jia Jia defied all the odds.

An An died at the age of 35 which is 105 human years. As his health got worse the park staff decided to euthanize him on July 21.

HONG KONG, CHINA – FEBRUARY 18: Giant panda An An eats food at Hong Kong Ocean Park on February 18, 2021 in Hong Kong, China. Giant panda An An, the world’s oldest male giant panda under human care, died at the age of 35 on Thursday morning at Hong Kong Ocean Park. An An was born in China’s Sichuan Province and arrived in Hong Kong in 1999 along with a female giant panda Jia Jia as a gift from the mainland. (Photo by Li Zhihua/China News Service via Getty Images)

However, the female panda also broke records for her longevity: according to Guinness World Records, she was the oldest panda ever in captivity. She died in 2016 at the age of 38 or 111 in human years.

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