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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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Practically everyone wants to see giant pandas up close and personal. Here are some spots where you can do just that.

Giant Panda at Madrid Zoo: See Giant Pandas Worldwide

Giant Panda Chewing Bamboo (Courtesy: Madrid Zoo)

There’s a common trend about the giant panda wherever it’s found: everyone wants to see it! And, these adorable looking creatures are so rare and endangered that people don’t mind watching the tiniest details about their daily lives.

They’re easily the main attraction in each of these locations listed below though their spend most of the day eating lots of bamboo. In all the places they live worldwide, no expense has been spared to create an environment very similar to what they would have in the wild.

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