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Oldest captive panda Basi dies

By Hu Meidong in Fuzhou and Huang Zhiling in Chengdu | China Daily | Updated: 2017-09-15 09:14

Basi, the world's oldest captive giant panda, died in Fuzhou, Fujian province, at 37 on Wednesday.

She was more than 100 years old in human terms because one year for a giant panda is equivalent to three or four years for a person, said Zhang Guiquan, a senior panda expert at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Wenchuan county, Sichuan province.

Basi is best known as the original model for Panpan, the mascot for the Beijing Asian Games in 1990.

Oldest captive panda Basi dies

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