PHOTO: National Zoo still closed during government shutdown

Posted on: 1:29 pm, October 10, 2013, by , updated on: 01:31pm, October 10, 2013

(KTVI) – The government shutdown is over a week old and has furloughed workers, disrupted businesses and closed national monuments. Now, a picture of a child, wearing bear pajamas, has gone viral.

The National Zoo’s gates are closed in Washington DC. Outside a sign reads, “The Smithsonian Museums and National Zoo are closed today due to the government shutdown. Please visit for updates. We apologise for the inconvenience.”

An image of a child looking into the Zoo was posted to Reddit by user SuperBonnie with the comment, “Please Open The Government.” The picture has caught fire on the we web with thousands of shares on Facebook and Twitter.

When do you think the shutdown will be resolved? Leave a comment below.

via Reddit.


  • Jim says:

    A Government that Refuses the voice, will and decision of
    the Majority of We The People isn’t the written, established
    and legislated form of US Government.
    Close it. It is Unlawful and UnConstitutional.
    Call a Constitutional Convention.

  • Bon says:

    Wonder how much those signs cost to print!

  • Yvonne says:

    Go to the Baltimore zoo. it is nicer anyway. :)

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