Adios Pan Pan: World's Oldest Male Panda Died Due To Cancer

A heartbreaking departure!

Adios Pan Pan: World's Oldest Male Panda Died Due To Cancer
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Pan Pan, the oldest male panda alive from the past 31 years in China drew his last breath on Wednesday in China Sichuan Province. He was diagnosed with cancer, nine months after his 30th birthday.
Wild pandas usually have a lifespan of 20 years but since Pan Pan was a captivated panda he lived longer. "Pan Pan was badly ill and has stopped moving or eating from the past three days", said a keeper. 

Anyway, death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. 

The heart-wrenching demise of the 'Hero Panda'.

The heart-wrenching demise of the 'Hero Panda'.

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Pan Pan is a Chinese word which means 'hope' and 'expectation'.

Pan Pan is a Chinese word which means 'hope' and 'expectation'.
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He lived in Dujiangyan base of the China Conservation and Research Centre for Giant Panda in Sichuan.

He lived in Dujiangyan base of the China Conservation and Research Centre for Giant Panda in Sichuan.
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He would only move out when the keeper called him for fresh bamboo leaves or corn bread.

He would only move out when the keeper called him for fresh bamboo leaves or corn bread.
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He fathered more than 130 children and grandchildren, leaving behind 25% of the world's captivated panda population.

He fathered more than 130 children and grandchildren, leaving behind 25% of the world's captivated panda population.
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Mostly pandas are very lethargic animals, but Pan Pan particularly lived an active life

Mostly pandas are very lethargic animals, but Pan Pan particularly lived an active life
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Panda Grandpa, as he is popularly known as, holding the mascot of 16th Asian games.

Panda Grandpa, as he is popularly known as, holding the mascot of 16th Asian games.
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Clicked while celebrating his 30th birthday Pan Pan!

Clicked while celebrating his 30th birthday Pan Pan!
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He was equivalent to 100 human years but sorrowfully cancer didn't let him live much.

He was equivalent to 100 human years but sorrowfully cancer didn't let him live much.
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Pan Pan enjoying his 31st birthday cake. Sadly, the last one!

Pan Pan enjoying his 31st birthday cake. Sadly, the last one!
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