China honours Dudu's big day

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Dudu, the world's oldest living captive giant panda, has celebrated her 35th birthday with a special dinner of milk and cake in a zoo in central China, state television said yesterday.

With a huge red bow tied around her waist, Dudu slurped from a large bowl of milk while her keepers lit candles on her cake. She has lost most of her teeth and can only eat the most tender bamboo stalks, Chinese Central Television said. Pandas seldom live beyond the age of 25. Reuters - Peking