Macau female panda Xin Xin dies of kidney failure
June 24, 2014, 12:09 am TWN
HONG KONG--Macau says the female half of a giant panda couple that the Asian gambling hub received as a gift from Beijing has died from kidney failure.
The southern Chinese city's government said Monday that the panda did not show any clinical signs of illness during a routine physical exam in May but was uncooperative during training. After a week of treatment, she showed signs of improvement. But over the past two weeks her kidney function deteriorated rapidly.