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An An, the world’s oldest male giant panda at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park, passed away at age 35

An An, the world’s oldest male giant panda under human care, has passed away on 21 July, 2022 at age 35, according to Hong Kong’s Ocean Park.


Aged 35, the equivalent of 105 human years, the beloved animal has been kept out of visitors’ sight over the past fortnight because of health issues from 17 July.


An An was born in Sichuan province in southwestern China, arrived in Hong Kong in 1999 along with a female giant panda named Jia Jia as a gift from Beijing to the city. The latter died in 2016, aged 38.