Thailand Mourns Dying Of 21-12 months-Outdated Panda On Mortgage From China

Thailand Mourns Death Of 21-Year-Old Panda On Loan From China

Lin Hui was scheduled to return to China in October.

Bangkok, Thailand:

A large panda on mortgage from China to Thailand who captivated animal lovers by way of a 24-hour stay broadcast of her antics died on Wednesday aged 21, mentioned the zoo the place she was housed.

Lin Hui was the final of three pandas in Thailand and had lived in an air-conditioned enclosure at Chiang Mai Zoo since 2003, however was as a result of return to China in October.

The notoriously sex-shy bear and her mate Chuang Chuang — who died of a coronary heart assault in 2019 — had been a part of Beijing’s so-called “panda diplomacy” programme.


On this picture taken in 2005, Lin Hui and her mate eat bamboo in Thailand.

Zoo director Wutthichai Muangman mentioned Lin Hui suffered a nosebleed on Tuesday and was in a crucial situation by the night, earlier than dying within the early hours of Wednesday.

“We helped her as a lot as we may till Lin Hui left us,” Wutthichai advised reporters.

Dejboon Maprasert, chairman of the Zoological Park Organisation of Thailand, mentioned Chinese language and Thai specialists would collectively conduct an post-mortem.

For years Lin Hui and Chuang Chuang struggled to conceive and had been even proven “panda pornography” in an try to enhance their bodily intimacy.

Following synthetic insemination, Lin Hui lastly gave start to Lin Ping in 2009, sparking panda mania in Thailand.

Animal lovers within the nation had been glued to a stay 24-hour “Panda Channel” broadcast between 2009 and 2012.

Followers took to social media Wednesday to specific sorrow over the animal’s loss of life.

“I used to observe her on the TV on a regular basis. She was my motivation. RIP Lin Hui,” one Twitter person wrote.

Srettha Thavisin, a chief ministerial candidate for the nation’s opposition Pheu Thai Celebration, tweeted that the panda had introduced a lot pleasure to Thais over time.

As Lin Hui’s well being deteriorated, vets on the Thai zoo consulted Chinese language specialists in Chengdu on remedy choices.

On Tuesday night time the Chinese language consulate in Chiang Mai despatched officers to the ability.

“Throughout her 20 years in Thailand, Lin Hui was deeply cherished by the Thai folks and have become an envoy of pleasant exchanges between the folks of China and Thailand,” the consulate mentioned in an announcement Wednesday.

Wutthichai mentioned Thailand must pay a 15 million baht ($435,000) insurance coverage payout to China over the loss of life.

Big pandas are recognized for his or her low intercourse drive and are among the many world’s most endangered animals.

They will stay as much as 30 years in captivity, whereas within the wild their life expectancy ranges from 15 to twenty years, in keeping with the World Wildlife Fund.

Chuang Chuang’s loss of life 4 years in the past sparked outrage on social media in China and Chinese language authorities despatched a group to research and collectively perform the post-mortem.

Cub Lin Ping in the meantime was despatched again to China in 2013 on a quest to search out love.

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