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Watch as Conan witnesses the return of the 'Panda Cam'
Talk show host gives his audience a hilarious front-row seat to the return of the Smithsonian National Zoo's panda cam.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:49 AM
For 16 days, as the United States suffered through an inane federal government shutdown, the Smithsonian National Zoo's panda cam was unavailable to the public. Such a loss apparently weighed heavy in the hearts of panda lovers
, for when the camera was once again turned on Thursday, the website was immediately overwhelmed with viewers
"The panda cam went live at 10:36 this morning I believe," Devin Murphy, communications officer at the zoo in Washington, D.C., said Thursday. "Within 10 minutes we had reached the maximum number of connections that we can accommodate for the panda cam, so we've been troubleshooting those issues throughout the day."
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