The zoo tweeted Monday that "None of our live animal cams will be broadcast." Officials say this includes the panda cam, which has been popular since the birth of a cub Aug. 23.
The zoo tweeted: "The cams (incl. the panda cams) require federal resources, especially staff, to run. They have not been deemed essential ..."
A spokeswoman for the zoo said the panda cam and others would go offline Tuesday morning when furloughed staff will be allowed to conduct an orderly shutdown.
Officials said a shutdown would not affect the feeding and care of the animals.