The Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland had to shut off their PANDA CAM on Tuesday because of the high possibility of panda mating taking place between male bear Yang Guang and female Tian Tian.
As well as the webcams being turned off, Edinburgh Zoo has told visitors with panda tickets their viewing slots might be changed. The “panda cam” allowed fans to keep an eye on the bears, who moved into their homes in December last year. Tuesday morning viewers were greeted with a message saying ‘the panda cam will be unavailable.’
Tian Tian will only stay fertile for around 36 hours and careful monitoring of her hormone levels and behaviour have identified Tuesday as the annual window of opportunity.
Both bears have been kept away from each other until the mating and will be allowed to be near each other for around 15 minutes at a time before the possibility grows that they could get violent with one another.