Oldest Male Giant Panda in Captivity Dies at Age 35

According to the marine theme park in Hong Kong where the panda resided, An An passed away on Thursday at the age of 35, making him the world's oldest male giant panda in captivity. 

In human years, the panda that was euthanized lived to be 105. 

Ocean Park released a statement saying An An's health has been deteriorating for a few weeks, with his activity level and eating habits declining "slowly but progressively."  

The Associated Press reports that the panda has developed high blood pressure and has been isolated from the public as its condition continues to deteriorate. 

The park claimed that "An An lived a full life," but after consulting with conservationists, veterinarians put the panda to sleep on Thursday. 

An An is an indispensable member of our family and has grown together with the Park," said Ocean Park Corporation chairman Paulo Pong. 

According to the World Wildlife Fund, the average lifespan of a giant panda in the wild is between 14 and 20 years.