Basi, the oldest giant panda living in captivity, celebrated her 37th birthday on Wednesday wearing a crown and getting a special birthday cake.

Tourists eagerly snapped photos as Basi, whose age is equivalent to 140 human years, slurped a soup of maize flour and eggs from a cake-shaped bowl at the Fuzhou Giant Panda Research Centre in southern China.

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The panda can only be fed liquids and a small amount of bamboo leaves, state broadcaster CCTV said.

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Basi has high blood pressure and needed cataract surgery several years ago, but overall she was in good health, CCTV said.

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