On Friday, October 18, 2013 visitors will once again be able to visit the Smithsonian National Zoo after the government shutdown.Although the 'live' panda cam is not up yet as of 10:45 am, EST, it is expected to be available later today!
Thanks, to Daniel Reidel for the following photos of Tian and Mei. You can see more of his photography on his site at flickr.
Thanks to those who worked to keep the zoo operating and cared for the animals during the shutdown.
Let's hope we don't have to go through this again!
You can read the latest update from the zoo here.