A giant panda loaned by China to a Taiwanese zoo has died suddenly, prompting questions about its level of care at the facility.
Chuang Chuang was a 19-year-old panda living in the Chiang Mai zoo in Taiwan since 2003. The animal had been loaned by China, and had not shown any sign of illness or discomfort prior to its passing.
His sudden and unexpected death, which occurred shortly after the panda ate a bamboo meal, has shocked Chinese authorities, who are now seeking answers.
Giant pandas can live up to 30 years in captivity.