China's oldest panda Basi at Panda World in Fuzhou

Updated: 2012-02-11
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Bear necessities ... 32-year-old Basi gets her monthly check-up


Black-eyed squeeze ... Basi with cuff to check her blood pressure


AN elderly panda called Basi has her blood pressure checked... to make sure she's not feeling paw-ly.

The bear is the oldest in China at the age of 32 — the equivalent to 128 in panda years.

Vets at Panda World in Fuzhou now give Basi a health check every month.

That includes wrapping a blood pressure cuff around her arm, while feeding her treats to keep her happy.

They also take away her droppings to analyse.

Well, they've got to carry out the bear necessities...




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