With the federal government in a partial shutdown, you are out of luck if you want to visit the National Zoo or any of the national parks. In fact, you can’t even view the animals on their National Zoo webcams, as those have been shut down too. This afternoon, the following message was put on the National Zoo webcam page:
“Due to the federal government shutdown, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is closed. None of our live animal cams will broadcast. The cams require federal resources, primarily staff, to run and broadcast. They’ve been deemed non-essential during the shutdown.”
Never fear, however, the animals are being cared for. You just can’t visit them right now. You also can’t visit any of the stunning animals that you might see in Yellowstone National Park or other similar federal locations.
However, you can get a glimpse of them here. Below are beautiful photos of animals that you can’t see right now due to the government shutdown.
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