Chiang Mai Zoo is anticipated to issue a formal statement this afternoon regarding the precise cause of the panda’s demise.
Two giant pandas named Lin Hui and Chuang Chuang were on loan to the Chiang Mai Zoo from Sichuan, China. On October 12th, 2003, the pandas arrived to Chiang Mai Zoo to start a ten-year conservation effort to produce giant pandas.
On September 28, 2001, a female named Lin Hui was born at the China Conservation and Research Centre for Giant Pandas in Wolong.
At the Chiang Mai Zoo, Lin Hui and Chuang Chuang successfully artificially bred, giving birth to Lin Ping on May 27, 2009. After Chuang Chuang’s passing, Ling Ping was subsequently dispatched to China.
In his enclosure, Chuang Chuang passed away on September 16, 2019, from heart failure. He reportedly passed out immediately after rising from a supper of bamboo leaves, according to officials.
In September of last year, Lin Hui turned 21. On October 12, 2003, she was given the names Thewi in Thai and Kam-oei in the Lanna dialect, however Lin Hui was the name she was known by the most.
Since October 2003, more than seven million people have reportedly visited the Chiang Mai Zoo to observe the two enormous pandas.