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Government Shutdown May Shut Down Smithsonian Zoo's Panda Cameras

3:24 PM, Sep 30, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. --The Smithsonian's National Zoo says its popular animal webcams could be shut off in the event of a partial government shutdown.

Unless Congress acts, funding for the government runs out at midnight on Monday. The zoo announced on its website that if that takes place, the zoo will be closed to the public and its live animal cams would be turned off.

All animals will continue to be fed and cared for by zoo staff. All Smithsonian museums would also be closed on Tuesday.



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