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With Humans Self-Isolating, Animals In Cities Flourish

With the majority of people still under lockdown, the animals are probably wondering where we’ve all gone. Maybe it’s for this reason that they’re coming into cities and parks, roaming the streets, and carefully investigating our surroundings. Foxes, deer, wild boars, and other types of wildlife have been spotted on numerous occasions in various urban areas around the world. Therefore, Bored Panda has made you a list of instances where people have observed local wildlife reclaiming the territories of those urban areas. Sσ scroll down below to see them all and share in the comments down below whether you have spotted an animal wandering down your street or even through your backyard!

#1 A pride of lions in South Africa taking a nap on the road by one of Kruger National Park’s lodges

Spokesman for Kruger National Park Isaac Phaala told the BBC that the lions usually sleep in the bushes, but are “very smart and now they are enjoying the freedom of the park without us.”

#2 First wolf in a century is spotted in Normandy after once being hunted to extinction

A person living in Londinières, Normandy shared the photos of the wolf roaming about. Experts at the French Biodiversity Office said it was “probably a grey wolf.”

#3 Sea turtles in Florida are finally thriving

Loggerhead Marinelife Center reported: “Sσ far this season our beaches have a total of 79 nests, 76 leatherbacks and 3 loggerheads!” As CBS Miami informs, these numbers are significantly higher than usual.

#4 Foxes use humans’ garden to raise their cubs

“Two foxes have decided to take advantage of the UK lockdown and use my friend’s garden to raise their cubs,” writes the redditor who shared the video.

#5 Two deer strut down the street of Boissy-Saint-Leger, a suburb of Paris, France

#6 Normally seen only in parks, deer were noticed in residential areas of London

These were spotted in East London on April 8, 2020.

#7 Mountain lions walk around in Boulder, Colorado

#8 Popular among tourists, the beach of Ventilla, Mexico is now packed with crocodiles

At the moment, the government of Mexico has forbidden visiting the beaches.

#9 In the town of Bacalar, Mexico, usually flooded with tourists, an otter was spotted

For years, nobody has seen otters in this area. Watch the video here.

#10 Wild boars take over the streets in Haifa, Israel

The residents are worried and anxious, and don’t feel very safe even when taking out the trash.

#11 Lions are patrolling Skukuza village in South Africa

“Lions patrolling Skukuza Staff Village enforcing #SALockdown this morning,” the post on Twitter says. “Skukuza, situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River, is the park’s largest rest camp and administrative headquarters.”

#12 Black Bears in Yosemite National Park

“Though there hasn’t been an increase in their population since the park closure,” the post on Yosemite National Park Twitter said, “bears have been seen more frequently than usual.”

#13 Deer feed In Yosemite Valley

At this time of the year, Yosemite National Park is usually packed with tourists; therefore, the animals don’t usually emerge as there can “literally be walls of cars, stop-and-go traffic or people in the park,” park’s ranger said.

#14 Coyote wanders around Curry village In Yosemite valley