Jia Jia (giant panda)

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Jia Jia
Ocean Park Jia Jia.JPG
SpeciesGiant 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'Oldest' panda in captivity Jia Jia dies at the age of 38". BBC News. 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.