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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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These 10 Famous Giant Pandas are symbols of the successes recorded by animal conservation. And they get to live the celebrity life too.

Basi: Most Famous Giant Pandas

Basi With Her Birthday Cake. She Is The Oldest Living Captive Panda In The World (Photo: Xinhua/Barcroft Imagaes/Dailymail.co.uk)

Giant Pandas are a big deal wherever they live. Whether in the wild or in captivity, this is one animal no one can ignore.

The iconic black-on-white bears are always in the news and they are the darlings of social media too.

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