Oldest panda in Mexico dies at zoo on her 35th birthday

Shuan Shuan died after enjoying a cake of dates and apples, her 'favourite food'

Giant panda Shuan Shuan died at Mexico City's Chapultepec Zoo on Wednesday. AP
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Mexico's oldest panda Shuan Shuan has died on her 35th birthday.

She died at the Chapultepec Zoo in the capital, Mexico City’s Environment Department said. It did not give a cause of death.

Shuan Shuan lived well beyond her species’ life expectancy in the wild, which the department put at 15 years.

It said the panda died on her 35th birthday and had enjoyed “her favourite food”, a cake of dates and apples.

Shuan Shuan was born in 1987. She was one of the oldest pandas to live outside of China, the department said.

Updated: July 08, 2022, 6:14 AM