Wednesday, May 18, 2011

World's oldest panda Ming Ming 'died in aged 34' in China

The world's oldest panda, Ming Ming, has been died in China aged 34, reports say.
Ming Ming died last week at the Xiangjiang Wild Animal World in Guangdong region, Chinese daily The Global Times reported.
The female panda had lives at Xiangjiang since 1998, but had also travelled to zoos in London and Ireland through her long life.
Vets found that her organs had deteriorated as a result of old age, leads to kidney failure.
Pandas do not generally live past the age of 22 in captivity, or 15 in the wild.
Ming Ming caused something of a diplomatic thing when she was sent to London Zoo in 1991 to mate with Berlin panda Bao Bao. She had to be returned to China after the two fought and failed to make any cubs.


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