SHANGHAI – The world’s oldest captive giant panda has died at age 37 – more than 100 years in human years – her handlers in China said on Thursday (Sept 14) as they gave “Basi” an emotional send-off befitting a minor celebrity.

Basi outlived most of her peers by nearly two decades: Pandas in the wild have an average lifespan of about 20 years, but those in captivity generally live longer.

She was something of a beloved star in China and her birthdays were often celebrated with gusto.

Source:: Asia


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