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The Best Photos of Animals Taking Over Cities on Lockdown Across the World

8 May 2020 • Written by Olivia Michel

With the world in COVID-19 lockdown, wildlife is taking over the empty streets and cities by running... wild. Here's a round-up of the best photos of animals enjoying the world while we can't...

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London, England

In the UK, Fallow deer from Dagnam Park take advantage of London's quieter neighbourhoods, grazing outside houses in the area of Romford.

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Christchurch, New Zealand

With main roads closed in Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island, a baby rabbit and its mother enjoy having the streets to themselves.

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Navi Mumbai, India

During the nationwide lockdown a graceful flock of flamingos descend upon Navi Mumbai, India.

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Llandudno, Wales

A group of mountain goats take a stroll down an unusually quiet street in Llandudno, Wales. The lack of tourists in the seaside down has encouraged the goats to take a day outing from their usual residence on the rocky Great Orme.

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New Delhi, India

A pack of dogs relax in the empty Man Singh street in New Delhi, India.

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Corsica, France

A wild boar ventures into the residential area of Ajaccio on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

After a statewide curfew is introduced, a dog walks down a completely deserted street near the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo.

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Srinagar, India

Horses graze in a field nearby an indoor stadium in Srinagar, India. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the stadium has been turned into a quarantine centre.

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Ankara, Turkey

In the capital city of Turkey, Ankara, stray cats roam a street that remains empty during lockdown.

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Paris, France

A pair of ducks cross an empty street and walk by a closed storefront in the capital city of Paris. Taken on day 29 the nationwide lockdown, the image shows France's most heavily-populated city in an unusual state of quiet.

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New Delhi, India

During the lockdown in India, buffalo walk down an empty highway in New Delhi. With cars and humans off India's busy roads, wildlife is beginning to stray into human territories.

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Mar del Plata, Argentina

In the seaside town of Mar del Plata, located approximately 400 km south of Buenos Aires, sea lions migrate from the shores to the quieter than usual streets surrounding the harbour.

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Manhattan, New York

A racoon is caught skirting through Manhattan's Central Park in New York City, which has seen all tourists, horse-drawn carriages and local residents withdraw from the popular gathering spot during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ahmedabad, India

With the Indian city of Ahmedabad under lockdown, grey langur monkeys have plenty of room to roam in the empty streets.