A Hong Kong theme park says the world's oldest-ever panda in captivity has been euthanized because her health was deteriorating, reports the AP. Ocean Park says a veterinarian euthanized 38-year-old Jia Jia on Sunday to prevent further suffering and for ethical reasons. Guinness World Records recognized Jia Jia as the...
Ocean Park Hong Kong's long-time resident panda Jia Jia will turn 37 this summer, making her the next Guinness World Record holder for the oldest panda in captivity. [ more › ]
Jia Jia, who lives at a Hong Kong amusement park, became the oldest panda ever living in captivity and the oldest panda currently living in captivity. In human terms, Jia Jia would be more than 100.
She lived till the age of 38. The average lifespan for a panda in the wild is 18 to 20 years
A veterinarian euthanized the panda to prevent further suffering and for ethical reasons.