Brown-and-White Panda Dies
The only known living brown-and-white panda, a genetic mutation (probably a recessive trait), has died without leaving any offspring, according to reports from China:
"The world's only brown-and-white panda has died at a zoo in north-west China's Shaanxi province, China's official Xinhua News Agency reports, quoting zoo officials.
"The 17-year-old male panda, Qin Qin, appeared normal on Tuesday, playing and eating congee and fruit, but was found dead at 5am (local time) on Wednesday, the report says.
"It says Qin Qin may have died from pulmonary edema, adding medical experts will conduct a post-mortem to determine the exact cause of death."
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