Hong Kong's Jia Jia becomes world's oldest panda
The challenges of ageing
Attendants are happy with Jia Jia's health condition. "She's had a few ups and downs, but she always manages to bounce back and look surprisingly good for her age," said Paolo Martelli, the park's chief veterinarian. However, the panda is not completely free of ailments: her vision is impaired, and her hearing has deteriorated. She is also on medication for high blood pressure and arthritis.