Chinese panda on long-term loan to Thailand dies suddenly


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A giant panda on long-term loan from China has died in a zoo in northern Thailand, six months before she was due to return home, officials said. The cause of Lin Hui’s death at Chiang Mai Zoo was not immediately clear but she appeared to have become ill Tuesday morning, and her nose was seen bleeding when she laid down after a meal, said Wutthichai Muangmun, the zoo director. The animal was rushed into the care of a joint Thai-Chinese veterinarian team but her condition deteriorated and she died early on Wednesday morning, he said. Tewarat Vejmanat, a veterinarian who...