'Oldest' panda in captivity Jia Jia dies at the age of 38

'Oldest' panda in captivity Jia Jia dies at the age of 38
 

A giant panda believed to have been the oldest ever kept in captivity has died at the age of 38, officials say.
The death of Jia Jia, whose age in human terms was more than 100 years, was announced by the Hong Kong theme park where she lived.
Her condition had worsened rapidly in recent weeks and she had lost her appetite, according to local reports.
She was put down by vets at Ocean Park, where she had lived since 1999.
In a statement obtained by BBC Chinese, a Hong Kong government spokesman thanked the park for providing Jia Jia with care and support and added that it was... read more

 
16 October 2016 in World News, Views: 42
Source: BBC
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