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Bye bye Basi: World's oldest captive panda dies
By Albee ZHANG
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Shanghai, Sept 14, 2017 (AFP) - The world's oldest captive giant panda has died at the ripe old age of 37 -- more than 100 in human years -- her handlers in China said on Thursday as they gave "Basi" an emotional send-off.
The Straits Giant Panda Research and Exchange Center in southeastern China, where she has lived for 33 years, bid a heartfelt farewell t ...