While humans are living in isolation, planet Earth is healing and wildlife is thriving.
Look outside...— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) March 20, 2020
The air seems cleaner
The sky is actually blue in Mumbai
Pretty sure this is related to the planet getting a break
This is NOT normal in my city
*unretouched smartphone image pic.twitter.com/qVthkDF9f8
These instances of wildlife being spotted by local residents, from different parts of the world, is giving us hope for a better future where both, wildlife and humans can co-exist in harmony, together.
1. Amid the lockdown, a nilgai was spotted on the empty roads near GIP Mall in Noida.
नोएडा: जीआईपी मॉल के पास नीलगाय। pic.twitter.com/IsP3K39Cwf— Shafaque Ibrahim (@shafaquealam) March 27, 2020
Twitter users were amazed too.
Nature is telling us don't play with me else I will find ways to get you in hand .— Pooja (@TankhaPooja) March 27, 2020
थोड़ा shopping ही कर ली जाए। 😜— Neeraj Chauhan (@neerajwriting) March 27, 2020
2. In West Oakland, wild turkeys were spotted on the play ground of an elementary school that has been closed due to the lockdown.
Naturally, Twitter was happy to see this unusual sight.
They’ve migrated down from the wild, desolate plains of El Cerrito!— Salal & Spruce (@bwoods3) March 22, 2020
It belongs 2 them now— Dodgers805 (@Lakers8052) March 23, 2020
3. Guess, who was spotted on the empty streets of Kerala? A civet was seen taking a zebra crossing amid the lockdown. Check it out.
Now it’s turn of the Malabar large spotted civet on the road👍🏻Critically endangered with fewer than 250 matured individuals. Endemic to western ghats, not seen since 1990 surfaced at Kozhikode( sometimes known by its anglicised version, Calicut) during present lockdown. pic.twitter.com/aDvsx9QEGC— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) March 26, 2020
More than anything, the internet was delighted to see this one use the zebra crossing.
walking on pedestrian way , good— Surya (@KEYESEN2000) March 26, 2020
4. Since humans are not around to feed sika deers in Nara Park, in Japan, they are wandering into the cities and walking through subways looking for food.
Less tourists in Nara = less people feeding the deer in the parks 🌷🌱 Now they're venturing out into the city eating flowers and plants, per Fuji TV #coronavirus#新型コロナウイルス の影響で海外観光客の減少が続く奈良公園で、鹿せんべいをもらえなくなってしまったシカちゃん達 😢 pic.twitter.com/yUFWJ4S9sj— Kurumi Mori (@rumireports) March 6, 2020
And, this is how netizens reacted to this story.
Wow! Interesting event— Ella 🏹🍀🐇⚔️ (@EllaRose023) March 6, 2020
Beautiful animals...— Deplorable me (@formarrowdbs) March 24, 2020
5. A video of an Indian Bison roaming the empty streets of Karnataka is going viral on the internet after lockdown was ordered due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Indian Bison( the gaur) goes for a street walk😊— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) March 26, 2020
The largest extant Bovine, is native to South & SE Asia. Can be very aggressive. Rare to see in markets😐 pic.twitter.com/z4AYNpeUQt
Twitter was equally amused with this sight.
A beauty indeed.— Rajalakshmi (@rajiandraju) March 26, 2020
Amazing, Beautiful and powerful animal !— AVIK ENTERPRISES (@avikentp) March 27, 2020
6. Wild boars and their babies were exploring the empty streets of Italy after the city went under lockdown to contain the spread of the virus.
this happened tonight in my city, wild boars and their babies were in town because we are in quarantine and everyone was at home. nature taking what belongs to them #coronavirus #italy @GiuseppeConteIT il metro di distanza non lo stanno rispettando e non hanno nemmeno la maschera pic.twitter.com/8tt0QeU4eW— amelia 🤍🕊 (@taylorswifh_) March 12, 2020
Twitter was impressed too.
Impressive, what is the name of your city? And how many boars did you saw— Miguel Gómez (@MiguelG22017034) March 19, 2020
there’s something really profound about this photo of wild boars in the streets of italy. it soothes me pic.twitter.com/03m7QKbFtZ— 𝖏𝖆𝖎𝖑𝖊𝖗 (@jailered) March 17, 2020
7. In parts of Italy and Japan sheep, horses and deers were spotted on the deserted streets. Take a look.
In streets of Japan, Italy and Thailand the sighting of animals such as deer, wild boars, sheep, horses and monkeys were reported.— Maheen Khan (@Maheen_Khan110) March 20, 2020
Planet Earth really needed a break. #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/HFig7MwVEL
8. A Twitter user posted a video of Indian Ring-Necked Parakeets chirping with happiness after so long, all thanks to the lockdown.
And, the internet too was in love with what they were seeing.
Beautiful..— #StayHome #StaySafe (@OllyBoyOdisha) March 27, 2020
The animal are living very happy because of our #Lockdown21 as we are not destroying their activities— tiwari.vaishnavi679 (@tvaishnavi679) March 27, 2020
9. When humans were busy isolating, a Sambar deer was spotted freely walking around on the empty streets of Chandigarh at night.
#Sambar deer at #Zebra crossing. Videographed at #Chandigarh. This city has good numbers of Sambar deer. UT of Chandigarh has two wildlife sanctuary in it. Nothing to do with lockdown except that less traffic may help them in crossing roads. There were many accidents earlier. pic.twitter.com/ujdZED4spM— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) March 27, 2020
Naturally, some local residents couldn't believe their eyes.
Amazing. Having lived so may years in #Chandigarh I never heard about or witnessed Sambar deer. Thanks for the share!— Hitesh Kataria (@hitesh_lead) March 27, 2020
Smart they use zebra lines— Amolakh Nath Segal (@amolakh) March 27, 2020
10. Monkeys were spotted enjoying a summer's day in a swimming pool at a Mumbai residential complex.
11. Peacocks were spotted dancing in the streets of another Mumbai residential area.
12. And in an empty school in Rajasthan, peacocks casually practised the art of social distancing.
13. Flamingos flocked to Navi Mumbai's Seawood Complex, painted the area pink.
14. And soon after, flamingos, along with pelicans were spotted around the world, flocking and creating quite a flurry.
15. Gangetic dolphins were spotted at the Kolkata Ghats after 30 years.
The "critically endangered" Gangetic Dolphins have indeed been spotted from the ghats of Kolkata!https://t.co/RYJjRET74q— News18.com (@news18dotcom) April 22, 2020
16. And more dolphins were spotted in the River Ganga, in Meerut.
DYK?— Akash Deep Badhawan, IFS (@aakashbadhawan) April 27, 2020
Ganges River Dolphin, our National Aquatic Animal once lived in the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is now endangered. They live in fresh water and are practically blind, with small slits as eyes.
Was fortunate to spot these in Ganges in Meerut. pic.twitter.com/BKMj8LqaIi
17. And dolphins even reclaimed the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul.
18. Lions were spotted taking a nice nap in the middle of an otherwise busy street in South Africa. Real kingly!
#Lions spotted sleeping on a #SouthAfrica road due to lack of people present from #Covid_19 #Quarantine. #TigerKingNetflix #TigerKing #COVID #coronavirus #CoronavirusLockdown #StayHome #StayAtHome #nature #AnimalCrossing #WashYourHands #ChineseVirus #virus https://t.co/ggre1MCSpn— DiTommaso Law LLC (@ChiLitigateAtty) April 16, 2020
19. And somewhere in India, two young leopards were spotted playing on the side of the road, in the middle of the night.
Growing up is the best part of life. Be it humans or #leopards !! VC: WA @PantheraCats @rameshpandeyifs @paragenetics @bhlab_india @ifs_kundan @Koko__Rose @susantananda3 @shivaniazadTOI @Ruthren91 @ntca_india pic.twitter.com/OLRkYqnMWH— Vaibhav Singh,IFS (@VaibhavSinghIFS) April 22, 2020
No doubt, times are stressful but, these heartening stories are giving us hope and helping us, get through these tough times.