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Muse, the Utica Zoo’s very last pink panda, dies from intestinal blockage

The previous crimson panda at the Utica Zoo died unexpectedly ahead of Xmas, in accordance to a statement from the zoo Wednesday.   

Muse, a 10-yr-old male, confirmed no signals of disease ahead of his demise, the assertion stated. Preliminary effects from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medication implies the pink panda died from an intestinal blockage, but the blockage was from his ordinary eating plan and it did not appear to comprise international objects.

There also is proof of an intestinal an infection, nevertheless the lead to of the an infection and remaining benefits of the necropsy are pending, the assertion claimed.

“We are heartbroken by the sudden and shocking loss of Muse,” explained Jay Pratte, Utica Zoo director of everyday living sciences and services. “One day he was behaving generally, interacting with an seasoned keeper and on show for company the next morning the identical keeper was stunned to discover that he experienced died right away.”

Muse arrived to Utica from the Crimson River Zoo in North Dakota in 2012. He and his mate, Ming Yue, experienced two teams of cubs born in 2015 and 2019. Ming Yue died in Oct because of to a lung an infection.