Chuang Chuang, a celebrity panda at Chiang Mai Zoo in Thailand died on Monday at 4:30 pm. The 19-year-old animal at one point was so popular that he had a TV show dedicated to him and his offspring. As the panda died in captivity, the zoo will be conducting autopsies to determine the exact cause of the death. The Consulate General of China in Thailand's Chiang Mai confirmed the death of the male giant panda. 18 Panda Cubs Ring in First Birthday Together With Cake And Songs at China Conservation Centre (Watch Adorable Video)
Zoo director Wutthichai Muangman said that after a forensic examination determined the cause, the zoo would hold a news conference and reveal the exact cause of its death. The China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda will send experts to Chiang Mai Zoo to work alongside their Thai counterparts in finding the cause of the panda's death. Panda at Vienna Zoo Learns Painting and Now Hundreds of Its ‘Artworks’ Are Being Sold for Rs 40,000 Each! (Watch Video)
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Chuang Chuang was born at the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas in Sichuan province on August 6, 2000. The panda was brought to Thailand's Chiang Mai Zoo in 2003 along with Lin Hui, a female panda. It started a 10-year conservation program to breed giant pandas. The panda couple had their first baby together in 2009. The birth of Lin Ping was a much-celebrated affair leading to the creation of the Panda Channel. Thereafter, their everyday lives were publicised on TV. Cute And Funny Panda Videos To Share With Your Loved Ones.
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Following the zoo witnessed a spike in the number of visitors. Chuang Chuang and Lin Hui were due to return to their homeland in 2013, however, the government extended their agreement to another decade. Pandas generally live upto 15-20 years in the wild and 30 in captivity. Jia Jia was the oldest recorded panda which died at the age of 38.