PHOTOS: With humans locked up, wildlife roams free

As public spaces empty out of people thanks to restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus spread, wild animals are roaming human settlements, reclaiming some of their freedom
Curated By: Aditi Tailang
Published: May 2, 2020

Image by : Yawar Nazir/Getty Images

  • PHOTOS: With humans locked up, wildlife roams free
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A nilgai or blue bull stands on the side of the road as India remains under an unprecedented lockdown over the contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) on April 8, 2020 in New Delhi, India. Wild animals, including monkeys, are roaming human settlements in India as people are staying indoors due to the lockdown. With India's 1.3 billion population and tens of millions of cars off the roads, wildlife is moving towards areas inhabited by humans. Wild animals in many countries have been seen roaming streets. A study says some 60 percent of the new diseases found around the globe every year are zoonotic, meaning they originate in animals and are passed on to humans. COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease that is suspected to have come from the wet markets of Wuhan, China