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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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If you’re considering working as a Giant Panda Volunteer, here are a few tips that will make the experience more rewarding.

Entrance To The Chengdu Research Base: Giant Panda Volunteer

Entrance To The Chengdu Research Base (Photo: Kreisverkehrsampel/Wikimedia Commons. cc by-sa 3.0)

Watching a Giant Panda is one thing but we’ll bet most people would jump at a chance to come much closer to these beautiful creatures in a more natural setting. What about actually caring for and cuddly a baby panda?

Well, if your interest is piqued then this post is for you.

Thanks to the efforts of the Chinese authorities, international governments and people just like you, giant pandas are now edging further away from extinction. But, its a very labor intensive

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The International Giant Panda breeding program has been on for 30 years now. Why is it still facing so many challenges to date?

Captive Pandas Feeding: Giant Panda Breeding Program

Captive Pandas Are Waited On Hand-And-Foot. How Can They Hope To Survive In The Wild? (Photo: Reuters/DailyMail)

Though Giant Pandas may not be the most endangered species in the world, experts say sustainable steps need to be taken to ensure that these animals are protected from extinction.

These concerns are largely linked to the captive giant panda breeding program. In this program, the aim is to raise pandas and train them to survive in the wild. It started back in 1987 with six wild pandas. Since those pioneer bears were captured to date, the breeding program has raised more than 300 animals.

Unfortunately, only five 5 have been released into the wild. Out of that five, just 3 were able to

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China plans to create a new Giant Panda mega reserve. What are the aims and would there be any benefits?

jiuzhaigou valley national park: Giant Panda Mega Reserve

Five Flower Lake In Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park, Sichuan. One Of The Habitats Of The Giant Panda. (Author: Chensiyuan/Wiki Commons, GNFDL)

In their continued efforts to boost the welfare of the Giant Panda, The People’s Republic of China has made a new announcement.

It has made public its plans to create a mega giant panda reserve straddling Gansu, Shaanxi and Sichuan provinces.

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Here are a few Giant Panda sanctuaries where you can visit these iconic bears and support conservation efforts too.

Bifengxia Giant Panda Center: Giant Panda Sanctuaries

Baby Panda Feeding At Bifengxia Giant Panda Center: Panda Cubs Are Extremely Delicate (Courtesy: Ami Vitale / National Geographic)

There is no doubt that China is home to a good number of wonders that animal/travel lovers would be delighted to see. These include the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terracotta warriors, and the iconic giant panda.

In fact, the giant panda has grown so much in popularity worldwide that it may be gradually replacing the dragon as the symbol of China.

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