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These 7 bears are among the oldest giant pandas alive in captivity today.

Jia Jia The Oldest Giant Panda Ever In Captivity : 7 oldest giant pandas

Jia Jia (1978-2016) Maintains The Lead As The Oldest Giant Panda Ever In Captivity Living Till The Age Of 38 Years (Photo: LRT505/WikiMedia Commons) cc by-s.a. 3.0

It was with much sadness that the Straits Giant Panda Research and Exchange Center in Fuzhou announced the death of one of the oldest Giant Pandas in captivity: Basi. Basi was 37 years old at the time of her death and she passed away after a lavish birthday celebration just a few months earlier.

A year earlier (in 2016), then erstwhile oldest giant panda Jia Jia, also female, died at the age of

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As a Panda Nanny, not only do you get to care for cuddly cubs everyday, you also get to contribute to giant panda conservation efforts.

Giant Panda Cubs At Zoo Atlanta: Panda Nanny

Imagine Caring For These Cuties Everyday (Photo: Zoo Atlanta)

Although it pays less than the starting salary for teachers in many parts of the western world, being a Giant Panda nanny still ranks among the best of all jobs.

The Giant Panda & Research Center in Sichuan Province, China, and other establishments housing pandas routinely announce vacancies for panda nannies.

As a panda nanny, you won’t have to see the lovable bears from afar anymore. You’ll actually

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Panda Diplomacy is surprisingly an important diplomatic tool between China and many nations today.

First Lady Pat Nixon At The Panda Display, Beijing Zoo: Panda Diplomacy

First Lady Pat Nixon At The Panda Display, Beijing Zoo in 1972.

Giant Pandas are not merely regarded as one of the most adorable and most protected species on the planet. These bears have contributed a lot in terms of fostering close relations through international diplomacy. Panda Diplomacy is the term used to refer to China’s gifting of giant pandas to other countries.

This practice dates as far back as the Tang Dynasty (the Golden Age). In more modern times, from 1958 to 1982, China has gifted 23 pandas to nine countries in total.

The bears were very well received and loved, and became accepted as a means of improving trade and cultural interaction between two nations. Since the 1950s to date, China has been

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The Giant Panda Life Cycle is an interesting one worth learning more about.

Panda Cubs: Giant Panda Life Cycle

Giant Panda Cubs Are One Of The Most Vulnerable Of All Baby Animals.

Giant Pandas are one of those few wildlife species that actually live longer in captivity than in the wild. In their native home – the mountainous area of Sichuan, China – they live 15 to 20 years at best. But in captivity, they often live up to almost 40 years old.

As they grow up, they go through different stages, each stage with its own unique characteristics. Read on to learn more about the giant panda life cycle.

Pandas At Birth

At birth, they are tiny just about 1/900th their mother’s size. They weigh an average of 100 grams (4 oz) but have the potential to grow up to 330 pounds as adults. They are born blind and

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