Apr 252016
 
Meet! World's Oldest Living Female Elephant, Age 85, Dakshayani

It is a scientifically proven fact that a calm and composed mind helps humans live longer. It holds true for animals too, proves the life of Chenkalloor Dakshayani, the 85-year-old female elephant owned by the Travancore Devaswom Board. In her decades-long glorious career, Dakshayani hasn’t ever gone unruly or attacked anyone, testify her keepers. She is probably the oldest surviving elephant in captivity on earth. According to the Guinness Records, the oldest elephant on earth ever was Lin Wang of Taiwan Zoo that died aged […]

Sep 032015
 
World’s oldest known Jewish person, Goldie Steinberg, dies at the age of 114

The world’s oldest known Jewish person, Goldie Steinberg, from New York City, has died at the age of 114. According to Chabad.org, Steinberg died at the Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Long Beach. She was two months away from her 115th birthday. Steinberg was born in 1900, one of eight siblings. As a child, she survived the 1903 Kishinev pogrom, in what is now Moldova, in which 49 Jews died and 500 were injured over two days. In 1923, her family immigrated to the […]

Jul 132015
 
Meet! Jia Jia, world’s longest living giant panda, turns 37

Meet Jia Jia, a giant panda living at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park theme park. Jia Jia is not just another giant panda. At 37-years-old she is currently the world’s oldest giant panda. Jia Jia was born in 1978 in China and was later gifted to Hong Kong to mark the second anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain. The current world record for the world’s longest living giant panda was held by DuDu – who died at age 37 back in 1999. Jia Jia would […]

Jul 132014
 
Gertrude Weaver, age 116, becomes world’s second-oldest living woman

A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she’s now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said. Gertrude Weaver spent her birthday at home at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Camden, about 100 miles southwest of Little Rock. This year’s festivities included the new award from the Gerontology Research Group, which analyzed U.S. Census records to determine that Weaver is the oldest living American, […]