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    Popular panda on loan from China dies in Thai zoo

    BANGKOK (AP) – Zoo staff in northern Thailand have donned black and white clothing and observed a minute of silence to mourn the sudden death of their popular male giant panda, who was on a long-term loan from China.

    Officials said Chuang Chuang collapsed on Monday in his enclosure at the Chiang Mai Zoo shortly after standing up following a meal of bamboo leaves.

    Staff said yesterday they found no sign of illness or injury on the 19-year-old panda’s body, and that he had recently passed a health check-up. A zoo veterinarian said pandas have a life expectancy of 14-20 years.

    Chuang Chuang and his female mate arrived in Chiang Mai in 2003 on a 10-year loan that was later extended for another 10 years.

    A male panda named Chuang Chuang chews bamboo leaves inside its cage at the Chiang Mai zoo in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand. PHOTO: AP

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