Thanks to the Government Shutdown, our country has now been living without the National Zoo Panda Cam for TWO DAYS! WHOEVER SAID OUR NATION'S PANDA CAM WAS NON-ESSENTIAL HAS IT COMING!
The national zoo has shut down their panda cam. This is unacceptable.Agreed. This morning we rushed to the National Zoo's website to see if there was a change of heart overnight but alas, still no camera. We know we aren't the only citizens upset over this national tragedy.
— bjmendy (@bjmendy) October 2, 2013
I hereby volunteer to furlough so the National Zoo PandaCam guy can work. (Mission: watch panda videos on the couch all day: ACTIVATED)
— Libby Jones (@libbyjones715) October 2, 2013
I'll admit that I have never actually watched the now shutdown live "Panda Cam", but the fact that I can't watch them now really bothers me.
— Adam Polhemus (@AdamPolhemus) October 2, 2013
Day two of the shutdown and still no panda cam. LITERALLY ANYTHING could be happening in there right now. #govermentshutdownThere's one question on everyone's mind:
— Sam Claassen: (@samclaassen) October 2, 2013
How can we as a society function without Panda Cam? #GovtShutdownTo help you function during the government shutdown, here are some of the CUTEST panda clips we could find to help you get through the day:
— Marcelo Duran (@guyincognito) October 1, 2013
This video gets particularly adorable around 0:20.OMG, this baby panda tries to escape from his playpen. #OMG #LOLPanda's like, "Hey, talk to the hand!"At about 0:55, this baby panda looks directly in the camera and into your soul.We went to this video to see a Panda swing but at 1:43 the panda gets in a wrestling match with a broom and it's probably the cutest thing IN THE WORLD.Everybody loves Kung Fu Panda!
- National Zoo's 'panda cams' go dark - CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- National Zoo Panda Cam Goes Dark in Shutdown - ABC News (abcnews.go.com)
- The Government Shut Down Its Panda Cam, So We Made Our Own (newsfeed.time.com)
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