Liver, kidney problems claim oldest panda at 37
China is mourning the death of the world’s oldest panda, Basi, who attracted millions of visitors during a visit to the United States 30 years ago.
Caretakers in the eastern city of
Fuzhou said Basi was suffering from a number of ailments, including liver and kidney problems, when she died at age 37.
Her body is to be preserved and placed in a museum dedicated to her life, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday.
“She was very talented and liked weightlifting, riding a bicycle and playing basketball,” Xinhua said.