Covid -19: Animals take over Deserted Streets in Wales, Italy and South Africa as Humans Battle to Survive

Lions in South Africa as street deserted over covid 19

As humans battle the novel coronavirus and lockdown are imposed in various cities, animals see it differently as they take over deserted streets in Wales, Italy and South Africa.

From goats domineering a suburb in Wales to wild boars roaming the streets in Italy and now Lions having a nap in South African streets, animals across the world appear to be having a fun time as human are locked up at homes due to COVID-19.

Goats in Wales

In Wales, goats were spotted roaming its quiet streets a day after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced tighter restrictions around social movement last week in a bid to limit the spread of coronavirus.

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herds of goats were seen strolling around Llandudno,  is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough,north of Wales.

They are referred to as Great Orme Kashmiri goats, whose ancestors originated from northern India, according to the town’s official website.

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Boars in Italy

In Italy, the lockdown have restricted people to their homes leading to less human productivity and a low pollution levels across many Italian cities and rarely seen animals are seen roaming the deserted streets.

The canals in Venice have become clear enough to see the return of fish, swans and even cormorants.

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Clear water in Venice’s famous canals after the Coronavirus outbreak caused a complete shutdown – Getty Images

In Sassari, the second-largest town of Sardinia with 127,525 inhabitants, wild boars are roaming the streets.

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Wild boars roaming the streets in Italy – GETTY IMAGES

Lions In South Africa

In South Africa, it is the king of the jungle and its pride that take over the streets. They are enjoying the peace and quiet as photos from South Africa‘s Kruger National Park shows.

The images show a pride of lions lounging on a road, seemingly unperturbed by the presence of the photographer, park ranger Richard Sowry.

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Lions on the streets of South Africa

“This lion pride are usually resident on Kempiana Contractual Park, an area Kruger tourists do not see,” tweeted Kruger Wednesday. “This afternoon they were lying on the tar road just outside of Orpen Rest Camp.”On a normal day, the area would be busy with tourists, but Kruger has been shut since March 25 as part of South Africa’s nationwide lockdown to combat coronavirus.

The quite streets devoid of the usual buzz created by humans now seem habitable with a leap of freedom for these wild animals.

While humans battle coronavirus and stay restricted to flatten the Coronavirus “spread curve”, animals are partying in the streets. One man’s loss is clearly another’s gain in this matter.

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