A giant panda in Hong Kong’s Ocean Park has taken the Guinness World Record as the oldest-ever panda to live in captivity.
Jia Jia turned 37 this month, the equivalent of over 100 in human years.
The panda was presented with two records by Guinness World Records adjudicator Blythe Ryan Fitzwilliam today—one for being the oldest panda ever in captivity and the other of being the oldest panda living in captivity.
The record was previously held by a giant panda at the Wuhan Zoo named Du Du, who passed away in 1999 at the ripe age of 36 years and 11 months.
Most pandas live to be 18 to 20 years old in the wild and around 25 years old in captivity, according to SCMP.
Jia Jia is not without her ailments, however. She takes various meds for health conditions including cataracts and high blood pressure.
She was one of the very first pandas in mainland China to be sent to Hong Kong, and that was in 1999.
Meanwhile in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, the longest surviving panda triplets in history will celebrate 1st birthday tomorrow. Meng Meng, Shuai Shuai and Ku Ku were born within four hours of one another on July 29, 2014. Look at their cuteness here and appreciate the circle of life.
By Maggie Wong