10.01.13 8:21 PM ET
As Government Shutdown Claims Panda Cam, Meet The Daily Beast's Panda Fish
The dreaded government shutdown has claimed its tiniest, most beloved victim: the National Zoo's panda cam.
The live streams, which require federal resources to run, were deemed not essential during a shutdown, according to the zoo. But we don't want you going panda-less.
We went out to the Petco in New York City's Union Square, picked up a spectacular little fish, named him Panda, and turned on a webcam. World, it's time you meet your newest star: Panda Fish! He'll be swimming live for the cameras as long as the National Zoo's pandas are sleeping in the shadows.
You can send him a tweet! Use #pandafish to say hello, or just send a tweet using the Twitter widget below.