Wild Animals Taking Over Across the Country
Global restrictions due to the coronavirus have caused impacts that we never could have foreseen, such as wild animals taking back their rightful territory due to less human traffic.
In South Africa, an area that would normally be packed with tourists on safaris is now empty, save for 15 lions laying in the deserted street.
In Wales, mountain goats that usually reside on a nearby hill that overlooks the town have instead wandered into the town itself, grazing on people’s lawns and gardens.
At Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, caretakers allowed the penguins out of their enclosures to go look around at the rest of the aquarium with no humans to bother them. “Without guests in the building, caretakers are getting creative in how they provide enrichment to animals,” the aquarium told the Chicago Tribune. “Introducing new experiences, activities, foods and more to keep them active, encourages them to explore, problem-solve and express natural behaviors.”