A day after most furloughed federal employees went back to work — and the popular “panda cam” was turned back on — the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is open to visitors again.
Monuments and museums in Washington are reopening Thursday after President Obama signed a bill late Wednesday to end the government shutdown and push back the debt ceiling.
The National Zoo’s beloved panda cam and all other live animal cameras from the zoo have gone dark with the government shutdown.
Fans of the zoo’s giant pandas, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, can stream live video on any computer, tablet or mobile device without having to refresh the page.
The National Zoo’s newest addition is saying ‘hi.’ The newly born panda cub delighted Panda Cam viewers Thursday morning as it squealed while its mother, Mei Xiang, picked it up and began grooming it.