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As of Wednesday, you won't be able to ride this bald eagle at the carousel at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The zoo and Smithsonian museums closed to the public because of the partial government shutdown. Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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A box of trash overflows near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., this week as some government services have been stopped during a partial government shutdown. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fallout Grows As Partial Government Shutdown Drags On Into New Year

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A pay station at Rocky Mountain National Park is closed on Thursday in Estes Park, Colo. Many parks remain open but unstaffed during the partial shutdown of the federal government. RJ Sangosti/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. government has partially shut down; more than 800,000 federal workers are affected. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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How The Partial Government Shutdown Could Affect You

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks on the Trump administration's energy policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington in September 2017. Nine of 12 members of the National Park Service advisory board resigned Monday citing Zinke's unwillingness to meet with the panel. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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The view from Mount Eklutna in Chugach State Park in Alaska. For Black Friday, the $5 parking fee is waived at Chugach and several other parks — from Mount Ascutney State Park in Vermont to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media hide caption

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The #OptOutside Sales Pitch: Go Outdoors On Black Friday

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Virginia's Shenandoah National Park is one of 17 popular parks that would see higher peak-season entry fees under a new proposal. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fees To Enter Popular National Parks Would Skyrocket Under Interior Department Plan

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On July 21, Sperry Chalet was still a beautiful refuge for those who made the trek into the wilderness. Courtesty of Bret Bouda hide caption

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A fire truck is positioned outside Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park, Mont., on Sunday as firefighters prepare for a blaze that is threatening the century-old Swiss chalet-style hotel. National Park Service via AP hide caption

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Bike patrol volunteers give directions to visitors at Acadia National Park. The Trump administration has rolled back an Obama-era policy put in place to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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Cars line up at the south entrance to Zion National Park in Utah, bringing with them the urban soundscape. Education Images/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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America's Protected Natural Areas Are Polluted, By Noise

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An American black bear (they are often brown) is seen in Yosemite National Park. Rangers hope tracking the bears' locations will help prevent the animals from being hit by cars. Yosemite National Park via AP hide caption

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Yosemite Rangers Use Technology To Save Bears From Cars

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More than 10 wildfires burned over 200,000 acres in Southern California in October 2003, many of them started by humans. This satellite image shows strong winds carrying smoke over the Pacific. MODIS Rapid Response Team/NASA hide caption

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What's The Leading Cause Of Wildfires In The U.S.? Humans

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The official Twitter account of Badlands National Park in South Dakota was the first to tweet climate change facts in defiance of the gag order placed on the Environmental Protection Agency. Francis Temman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Going outside the day after Thanksgiving could be the perfect opportunity to get take a new portrait. People could also just enjoy the surrounding nature. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Norma Bauerschmidt with son, Tim, and daughter-in-law, Ramie Liddle, in Friday Harbor, Wash. Bauerschmidt embarked on a year-long road trip after receiving a cancer diagnosis last year. Ramie Liddle hide caption

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Driving Miss Norma: 91-Year-Old Who Hit The Road After Cancer Diagnosis Dies

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Apple (left) and Google screenshots of the Willamette National Forest. The pins in each image indicate where each app says the forest is located, when searched. Apple & Google/Screenshots by NPR hide caption

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Gracie, Glacier National Park's first Bark Ranger, shepherds wildlife away from popular tourist spots and teaches park visitors how to safely view wildlife. Nicky Ouellet/Montana Public Radio hide caption

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'Bark Ranger' Helps Lick Dangerous Wildlife Encounters In National Park

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The Chickasaw National Recreation Area used to be called Platt National Park until 1976, when it lost its status as a national park. NPS Cultural Landscapes/Flickr hide caption

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In Oklahoma, A National Park That Got Demoted

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Pan-seared buffalo tenderloin with a corn and sweet potato hash and chimichurri sauce is served up at The Local, a restaurant in Jackson, Wyo. Courtesy of Erin Neary/The Local hide caption

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