China holds birthday celebration for giant panda

A big celebration was held in China on Wednesday for the oldest giant panda in captivity.

Basi donned a tiara to mark her 37th birthday. She even had a cake with candles.

Tourists couldn't get enough. They took pictures of Basi as she slurped a soup of maize flour and eggs from a cake-shaped bowl.

At 37, Basi's age is the equivalent of 140 human years, so she's only fed liquids and a few bamboo leaves.

Her keepers say despite high blood pressure and cataract surgery several years ago, Basi is doing great.
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