Panda Cam is back!
The shutdown is over, the darkness has lifted and the National Zoo's pandas, we're all relieved to find out, are right where we left them.
The zoo is warning the deluge of panda-gazers that competition to load the streaming service might be fierce, as the servers can only handle so much panda love at once. Anyone who makes it through will have 15 minutes to enjoy the scene before they'll be forced to refresh their browsers.
That last bit of patience required to see the pandas again may be difficult to handle...
If you're having trouble getting through, The National Zoo posted some adorable baby photos to Flickr. They also have updates on important moments we missed in the life of the zoo's newborn panda cub: