Last Sunday, the world’s oldest panda in captivity passed away. Jia Jia spent her final day at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park, which was home for the last 17 years of her life. At 38, she had far surpassed the natural life expectancy for pandas, becoming a kind of national celebrity and making her death that much harder for locals to bear.
Jia Jia first came to Hong Kong in 1999.
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.
Meet Jia Jia, a giant panda living at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park theme park. Jia Jia is not just another giant panda. At 37-years-old she is currently the world’s oldest giant panda. Jia Jia was born in 1978 in China and was later gifte...
Celebrations took place Tuesday July 28 at the Ocean Park Center in Hong Kong as their oldest Giant Panda, Jiu Jiu turned 37 and her place in the Guinness Book of World Records as not only the oldest living panda in captivity, but t...
HONG KONG (Reuters) - The oldest giant panda living in captivity, 38-year-old Jia Jia, was euthanized in Hong Kong after rapidly deteriorating health over the past two weeks, her owners Ocean Park said on Sunday.