WASHINGTON A day after most furloughed federal employees went - and the popular - the Smithsonian's National Zoo is open to visitors again.
The zoo opened its gates Friday morning. It wasbecause of the government shutdown.
While giant panda Mei Xiang and her unnamed, 8-week-old female cub are still not on public display, visitors can see the cub's father, Tian Tian.
The cub's eyes have opened, and she can scoot around on her front legs.
Zoo director Dennis Kelly greeted visitors at the zoo's main gate Friday morning. The zoo is also offering a 10 percent discount on food and merchandise through Sunday.