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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 28, 2015 file photo, giant panda Jia Jia eats bamboo next to her birthday cake made with ice and vegetables at Ocean Park in Hong Kong, as she celebrates her 37th birthday. A Hong Kong theme park says the world’s oldest panda in captivity has been euthanized because her health was deteriorating. ocean Park says a veterinarian euthanized 38-year-old Jia Jia on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 evening to prevent further suffering and for ethical reasons. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Jia Jia, the oldest giant panda in captivity, was euthanized on Sunday in Hong Kong



Jia Jia, the oldest giant panda in captivity, was put down Sunday in Hong Kong due to health reasons. 

She was 38, nearly double the average panda lifespan in the wild. That amounts to about 114 human years, CNN reports.

Jia Jia, whose name means "good," set the record for oldest panda in captivity last year when she turned 37. Since then, she had started suffering from high blood pressure, arthritis and cataracts. More recently, she began losing her appetite.

Here's how China's state-run news reported the death of Jia Jia.

(She) was a member of our family who spent 17 wonderful years with the Hong Kong people, and she will be deeply missed.
Leo Kung, Ocean Park chairman

Jia Jia was rescued in 1980 before being given as a gift to China in 1999. Her mate, An An, is now the world's second-oldest captive panda at 30 years old. 

On average, wild pandas live less than 20 years, and captive pandas live a bit more than 20 years on average. 

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2016 file photo, a giant panda named Nuan Nuan is shown at the Giant Panda Conservation Center at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The giant panda has been reclassified as vulnerable from endangered on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's list of endangered species, which was released Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)

While Jia Jia is being mourned, pandas in general are doing well. They're no longer listed as endangered. 

Some Twitter users were grateful for her life.

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