The results of the animal's autopsy will take about two weeks to process. In response to the allegations, the zoo's media chief told reporters, "The panda even ate better food than people. Some vegetables were even squashed before fed to her. There was absolutely no abuse."
But some are still unconvinced.
"The death of the Zhengzhou Zoo's panda reflects reality," complained one Chinese blogger, according to CNN. "First, it's customary to lie to the public. Second, anyone with even a little bit of power uses it to oppress people or animals... they have no respect for the world."