Oldest Panda in Captivity Dies in Hong Kong
Jia Jia, the oldest panda ever in captivity, died at the age of 38—reaching a human age estimate of about 114 years old.
Jia Jia, the world’s oldest giant panda living in captivity, was euthanized on Sunday at Ocean Park, an animal theme and amusement park in Hong Kong. She was 38 years old, reaching an estimated human age equivalent of about 114 years old.
“She was a member of our family and she will be deeply missed, especially by the park’s keepers who took care of her over the years,” Ocean Park said in a statement. “This is a day we knew would eventually come, but it is nevertheless a sad day for everyone at the park.”
In 2015, Guinness World Records recognized Jia Jia, then 37 years old, as the oldest giant panda ever in captivity. Previously, the oldest giant panda