World’s Oldest Panda 34

January 1, 2012 by staff 

World's Oldest Panda 34World’s Oldest Panda 34, The world’s oldest panda has died at the age of 34, Chinese state media reported. The Global Times reported Ming Ming died from old age and had kidney failure. She had been living at a zoo or preserve in Guangdong province.

The China Panda Protection Centre in Sichuan province said in a statement that Ming Ming she died May 7, but the news was reported only Tuesday in local media. More details were not available.

The newspaper said wild pandas live 15 years on average and captive ones 22 years.

Giant pandas are among the world’s most endangered species, with about 1,600 in the wild. More than 300 are in captivity in China, most in a breeding program aimed at boosting the population.

The country also loans pandas to zoos worldwide.

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