According to sources on flickr who follow the Japanese blogs, the zoo has confirmed that 14 year old Mei Mei died on October 15, 2008 at 5:29 am, Japan time. When the news breaks onto the media I will provide more information. Very sad.
Here is a translated notice that was posted on the Adventureland Blog this morning.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 5:29 minutes, the giant pandas, "plum plum (MEIMEI)" (Mexicana m),
及BAZU the treatment of hard death. Notice here respectfully.
6 years old in July 2000 in the zoo, "plum, plum," 14-year-old age one month. In January of this year, which had been ill but recovered,
On October 4, the second condition was worsening, in cooperation with both Japan and China have been devoted to the treatment,
Unfortunately death. The pathology tests, and we will investigate the cause of death.
For a long time, a lot of育MI children, greatly expanding the circle of my happiness, "plum plum" to pray for the souls of.
It helped us a lot of warm and everyone watching, I thank you very much thicker.
We watched a warm bon appétit pandas as a family, and look forward.