The government shutdown ended early Thursday morning after President Obama quickly passed the bipartisan bill funding the government through Jan. 15, 2014.
While many are rejoicing the end of a 16-day showdown for political or econimic reasons, others are focused on more important things: the return of Panda Cam!
The Smithsonian’s blog announced this morning that the Smithsonian Museum will reopen today, and although the National Zoo won’t be reopening until Friday at 10 a.m., the Panda Cam is expected to return this afternoon. It also confirmed that later today the zoo promises to release an update of the panda cub’s growth over the past two weeks.
Panda lovers on Twitter were suitably ecstatic:
Panda fanatics rejoice! National Zoo’s Pandacam expected to go live today! http://t.co/5wQhAlqHaB @SmithsonianMag
PANDACAM IS BACK!!!1 OMG!!!!1
Now people can enjoy more important things in life like the #PandaCam. #GovernmentReopen
Best thing about the end of the government shutdown…#pandacam
#shutdown is over, #pandaCam turned back on - everybody happy?
Some had conflicted feelings:
Bittersweet about the #PandaCam turning on today. If @BarackObama would just go away I would be happier. #tcot #LNYHBT #verydisappointed
Zoo spokesman Linda St. Thomas said that the Panda Cam should be turned on around noon today.
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