YONGIN, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Everland’s official YouTube channel has achieved a remarkable milestone by surpassing one million subscribers, setting a significant record in the travel and leisure industry. The captivating news about the giant panda family, which includes Fu Bao’s upcoming return to China next year and the recent birth of twin pandas, has fueled its immense popularity.
Since its launch in January 2011, Everland’s YouTube channel has uploaded a rich collection of 2,500 videos, including vlogs, online tours, and web dramas, amassing an impressive 370 million views in total. Among these, the most beloved video features Fu Bao on an endearing arm-in-arm date with the popular Kang Cheol-won, the keeper also known as ‘Fu Bao’s Grandpa,’ garnering an astonishing 19 million views.
It is worth noting that YouTube channels run by regular companies, like Everland, typically find it challenging to reach the one million subscriber milestone, making this achievement even more remarkable. Everland only began actively managing its YouTube channel in January 2019, eight years after its launch, and achieved the Silver Button distinction in May of the same year when the subscriber count exceeded 100,000.
The success of Everland’s gold button award can be attributed to the tremendous popularity of Panda World. In May, the appearance of “Fu Bao’s Grandpa” on an entertainment program generated significant attention as he announced his return to China next year to be with Fu Bao when the panda turns four.
The news was met with a flurry of comments from people who were heartbroken that they had to say goodbye to Fu Bao. This captivating announcement further propelled the popularity of Panda World. Moreover, with the recent birth of Fu Bao’s twin sisters on July 7, the adoration for the panda family continues to soar to new heights.
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