World's Oldest Panda Celebrates 37th Birthday! (30 Jul 2015)
World's Oldest Panda Celebrates 37th Birthday!
Jia Jia the panda celebrated her birthday this week, with a festive ice cake to commemorate the happy day. Her birthday is a real cause for celebration as Jia Jia set a new Guinness World Record as the oldest living panda in captivity. She also set the record for oldest panda ever in captivity. We think that's reason enough to celebrate!
Before Jia Jia, the oldest panda in captivity was Dudu, who lived to be 36 in 1999. Pandas generally live till about 18 to 20 years old in the wild, and about 30 in captivity, and according to Guinness World Records, 37 human years is around 111 in panda years.
The panda old-timer enjoyed her party at Ocean Park in Hong Kong, where the Guinness World Records adjudicator Blythe Fitzwiliam thanked the caretakers at Ocean Park for helping the panda set a new longevity record.
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