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Hong Kong’s Jia Jia is a national celebrity now as it breaks the Guinness World Record as the world’s oldest panda.

One very special panda in Hong Kong celebrated a very special birthday on July 28th, 2015. Jia Jia, one of the black and white residents at Ocean Park, turned 37 years old, making her more than 100 in human years!

To mark the occasion, she was awarded two Guinness World Records. Jia Jia is currently the oldest panda ever in captivity and the oldest panda still living in captivity. She was born in 1978 and has exceeded the average panda life expectancy by 12 years. They typically live until the age of 25.

This lovely gal still spends her days climbing up and down the hill in her enclosure, rolling around with her toys and solving puzzles. She’s very active compared to other aging pandas. Fancy meeting Jia Jia in person? Catch cheap flights to Hong Kong and visit Ocean Park, one of Hong Kong’s top attractions.

Img: xiquinho / Flickr cc.

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