If the Government Shutsdown Tomorrow, The Zoo will Close

Photo by PoPville flickr user J Sonder

From the National Zoo:

“If the federal government shuts down on October 1, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo will be closed to the public. All programming and events will be canceled. All vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle paths into the Zoo will be closed. None of our live animal cams will broadcast.

All the animals will continue to be fed and cared for. A shutdown will not affect our commitment to the safety of our staff and standard of excellence in animal care.

For further updates and information, please check Facebook, Twitter, or our homepage.”

11 Comment

  • andy

    So if I see an Ibex on Piney Branch Parkway tomorrow, what should I do?

    • call your congressperson. (unless you don’t have one)

      • [email protected]; iso D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes-Norton considered a Congresswoman? She doesn’t have a voice or any power in Congress. Non native Washingtonians living in the District should contact their Congresspersons and Senators in their native states of birth.

  • if this isn’t a call for bipartisanship, then i don’t know what is

  • Jurraisic Park

  • This is going to be very interesting. The U.S. citizenry should run the Congress and Senate off Capitol Hill like the villagers did in the old Frankenstein movie.

  • I’ve seen the devil of violence, and the devil
    of greed, and the devil of hot desire; but, by all the
    stars! these were strong, lusty, red-eyed devils, that
    swayed and drove men–men, I tell you. But as I stood
    on this hillside, I foresaw that in the blinding sunshine
    of that land I would become acquainted with a flabby,
    pretending, weak-eyed devil of a rapacious and pitiless

    Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

Comments are closed.