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Pandacam now up and running

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Panda fans, rejoice! The Pandacam is now operational!

Mei Xiang and her cub are seen cuddling on the Pandacam.

The Smithsonian restarted the Pandacam at about 10 a.m. Thursday morning after a deal was reached to end the government shutdown. .

Both the House and Senate passed legislation Wednesday night that would temporarily fund the government through Jan. 15.

The Pandacam is a 24-hour camera focused on the National Zoo's most popular residents, including Mei Xiang and her panda cub, who was born on Aug. 23.

WATCH the Pandacam here. 

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