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World Oldest Panda dies at 38

Jia Jia managed to live 38 years which is also equal to 114 years of human beings

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Publish Date: Oct 17 2016 2:13PM | Updated Date: Oct 17 2016 2:13PM

World Oldest Panda dies at 38
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Due to deteriorated health, world’s oldest living female panda named Jia Jia, died at the age of 38 at Hong Kong theme park.
 
The panda was euthanized o Sunday to prevent further suffering for ethical reasons.
 
Jia Jia had her name registered in Guinness World Records for being oldest giant panda in the world. 
 
Interestingly, average life span of a panda is 18 to 20 years but Jia Jia managed to live 38 years which is also equal to 114 years of human beings. 
 
She and another panda, An An, were given to Hong Kong as a gift from Beijing in 1999, on the second anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain to China.
 
Jia Jia, who celebrated her birthday in August, had shown signs of poor health in her old age, including high blood pressure and arthritis, which required regular medication.