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Jia Jia the giant panda died on Sunday at the age of 38, having broken a world record for captive giant panda longevity when she turned 37 in 2015.

According to CNN, Hong Kong’s Ocean Park released a statement saying that the zoo chose to euthanize Jia Jia due to physical deterioration associated with her age, which was preventing her from doing much except lying around her cage. That’s probably more tragic than it sounds, especially for a panda who has enjoyed some wild parties in her day:


The average life expectancy for a panda is around 20 years in the wild and just over 20 years in captivity. Jia Jia was around 114 in human years, and she lived every single one to the fullest.