Panda-monium takes Down Panda Cam

Zoo's panda cub born Wednesday

By Eric S. Page
|  Friday, Aug 7, 2009  |  Updated 4:45 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Panda Party!

New Panda cub born at San Diego Zoo

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Panda Mom Comforts Crying Cub

New Panda born at the San Diego Zoo on August 5th to Giant Panda Bai Yun
More Photos and Videos

The San Diego Zoo's pandas have become such cyber-cuties that their Panda Cam got caught in a popularity crunch.

      The online camera, which monitors 300-pound mom Bai Yun and her 4-ounce, 1-day-old cub, crashed Thursday morning due to increased Internet traffic, zookeepers said. Their blogs went down about the same time.
     
The Web cam was down for about 30 minutes, zoo spokeswoman Jenny Mehlow said Friday, while the blogs have been up and down since the crash and no solution has been found.
     
Mehlow said Panda Cam had more than 729,000 hits on its backup site Thursday, though most statistics were lost in the crash.
   
Bai Yun gave birth to the cub Wednesday. It's her fifth cub and only the 14th panda in the United States. Following Chinese tradition, the cub will not be named until its 100 days old.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out