World's Oldest Panda Dies
Giant pandas live for about 15 years in the wild, or 22 in captivity. donjd2, Flickr
Ming Ming died at the Xiangjiang Wild Animal World, where she had been living since 1998. Before that, she traveled to zoos all over the world, including London and Ireland, according to the New York Daily News.
While the death of any one of these highly endangered animals is tragic, there is some comfort in knowing that Ming Ming's 34 years far outpaced those of most giant pandas, who to live for about 15 years in the wild, 22 in captivity.