Jia Jia (giant panda)

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Jia Jia
Ocean Park Jia Jia.JPG
Species Giant panda
SexFemale
Born(1978-07-28)28 July 1978
Sichuan province
Died16 October 2016(2016-10-16) (aged 38)
Ocean Park Hong Kong

Jia Jia was a female giant panda who resided at Ocean Park Hong Kong. At the time of her death, she was the oldest giant panda in captivity. [1]

Jia Jia was born in the wilderness of Sichuan province and was rescued [2] in Qingchuan County around the age of two. She was housed in Wolong National Nature Reserve before being transferred to Hong Kong in 1999, as a gesture to the territory following the British handover. At the time of her death, she had high blood pressure, arthritis and cataracts. [1] [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "'Oldest' panda in captivity Jia Jia dies at the age of 38". BBC.com . 16 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. "Ocean Park Honours The Life Of Giant Panda Jia Jia". Ocean Park Hong Kong. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  3. "World's oldest giant panda Jia Jia put to sleep at Hong Kong's Ocean Park". South China Morning Post . 16 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.