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Several National Zoo Animal Cameras Going Offline

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    Don't worry, panda fans, your Bao Bao cam isn't going anywhere.

    But in a few days, five of the National Zoo's animal cameras will be going offline indefinitely. You'll no longer be able to watch the fisher cat, orangutans, clouded leopard, otters and naked mole rats from the comforts of your own computer.

    The software for those cameras simply isn't working anymore, so their live streams must stop, zoo officials said. However, the lion cam, elephant cam and uber-popular panda cam are not affected by the software issues.

    The zoo said it is exploring new technology and funding so it can expand its online animal cams in the future.

    No word on how the animals feel about losing even more of their limelight to Bao Bao.