Farewell The panda was adored on the island
A brain lesion was discovered in August in the giant panda Tuan Tuan. — /AP/SIPA
He was the symbol of a peaceful period, now buried. Offered by China to Taiwan fourteen years ago, In a more lenient diplomatic era between the two sides, a panda died on Saturday after suffering a series of strokes, a panda reported. Taïpei Zoo. Tuan Tuan, and his partner Yuan Yuan, whose names mean “unity” or “meeting” in Chinese, had been offered in 2008 by China to Taiwan, which she considers part of her territory, to symbolize the improvement of their relations, which are now at an all-time low.
“Our medical team has confirmed; that Tuan Tuan's heart had stopped from beating to 6:48 a.m.,” the zoo in a short press release. The panda was anesthesia in order to have a CT scan on Saturday and the team decided to “let Tuan Tuan sleep,” with imagery indicating his condition was “irreversible” and that he “could no longer “live a quality life,” according to zoo officials. “He would have been extremely painful and risky for Tuan Tuan to resuscitate him after the anaesthesia,” Eric Tsao, a spokesperson.
Vets discovered in the month of August that 18-year-old Tuan Tuan was ill, with scans revealing he had a brain injury. The zoo, which suspected that the animal was suffering from a brain tumour, had placed it in palliative care last month. At the end of October, Chinese veterinarians had been invited by Taiwan to visit the panda. On social media, his fans mourned the death of Tuan Tuan, while on Instagram the mayor of Taipei Ko Wen-je thanked him. the panda for “bringing” joy to Taiwanese and made the Taïpei Zoo more wonderful.