PHOTO: National Zoo still closed during government shutdown


(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 apologize 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.


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