Coronavirus: wild animals roam locked cities – photos

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With half of the world’s population in lockdown, wild animals roam freely in cities and generally busy areas.

The big picture: From South Africa to the city of Adelaide in South Australia, take a look at some of the species that thrive in areas restricted by the novel coronavirus.

The wild boars take advantage of the lack of people during confinement in Ajaccio, capital of Corsica, on April 18. Photo: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca / AFP via Getty Images
A seabird over clearer waters in a canal in Venice, March 17. Italy has reported more “fish, ducks and dolphins in empty canals,” notes the World Economic Forum. This is due to a “reduction in boat traffic”, according to Snopes who found that the return of this fauna to Italian waterways “was not necessarily a new phenomenon” linked to the lockdown. Photo: Andrea Pattaro / AFP via Getty Images
Mountain goats roam the streets of Llandudno in Wales on March 31. Photo: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images
Florida environmentalists told CBS 12 that the leatherback turtles flourished during the lockdown measures. The state announced Friday that some parks and beaches would reopen for certain activities. Photo: Mark Conlin / VW PICS / UIG via Getty Images
Buffalo walks on an empty New Delhi highway on April 8. Photo: Yawar Nazir / Getty Images

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with a video of the kangaroo and more information on wildlife in Venice.


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