Last July 28, Hong Kong’s famous and beloved panda, Jia Jia, turned 37 years old. She became an instant Guinness World Record holder for being the oldest panda in captivity. Although 37 years may not seem very old to us, but for her, it is equivalent to 111 years.
To celebrate the special day, a special giant cake, made out of vegetables and ice, was made for Jia Jia. As expected, the old panda didn’t even touch her present. Instead, she just stuck with her favorite – bamboo shoots.
Dudu, the previous record holder for the oldest panda in captivity, was born in 1962. However, he did not reach his birthday when he died in 1999, which means he was technically only 36 years old when he died.
While the average lifespan of pandas in the wild is only 18 to 20 years, those that are in captivity would most likely reach 30. So, Jia Jia and Dudu are obviously, two impressive pandas.
This is Jia Jia. She celebrated her 37th birthday last July 28.
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Because of that, she has set the Guinness World Record for the oldest captive panda and the oldest living captive panda.
Her friends at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park got her a beautiful present. It was a veggie-ice cake. But, she never really touched it.
Instead, she stuck with her favorite bamboo shoots.
Below is a photo of her celebrating her birthday.
Here is a video of Jia Jia’s big day
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