Ya Ya the giant panda to return home after years mistreatment at Memphis Zoo

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Ya Ya, a giant panda who has lived at the Memphis Zoo since 2003, will return to China by the end of this month amid allegations of abuse and neglect by the zoo.

The move comes after months of criticism by animal rights groups and panda fans who have accused the zoo of providing inadequate care to Ya Ya and her male partner Le Le, who died in February. Videos circulating on social media show Ya Ya suffering from distress, skin disease and dental problems.

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