As mankind reels under the effect of the coronavirus pandemic, nature is healing and taking over. (Photo Credit: Susanta Nanda IFS/Twitter)
Another day in quarantine? You don't care whether its Monday or Friday? Do all feel the same? In your pantless existence, are you puzzled over your feelings about work from home? Do you miss getting stuck in traffic jams? Are continuous updates on COVID-19 deaths around the world making you mad? Listening to Linkin Park's 'In The End' on loop? As India enters day 17 of the coronavirus lockdown, almost every single member of the nation's workforce is numbed with inactivity. Most of us are feeling restless and anxious. And health experts say that it's okay. Yes, as a society, as a nation and human race, we are going through the worst period ever and it's alright to feel gloomy. (Coronavirus Outbreak Live Updates)
As mankind reels under the effect of the coronavirus pandemic, nature is healing and taking over. Facebook and Twitter are full of videos about animals, birds taking over deserted city streets around the globe. With almost all of us locked up inside our homes, here is something that can bring a smile on your face.
Yup, to bring back 'thank God it's Friday' feeling, we scoured the internet and found out these super cute videos of our furry friends that will drive away your lockdown blues. Susanta Nanda, an IFS officer, is our Santa today. He regularly posts beautiful wildlife videos that make you forget the COVID-19 crisis. So without much ado, present these three clips to help you feel a bit better today.
First up, a baby elephant and his cute antics. Nanda captioned the video: 'Cajoled by the mother, this elephant calf is trying to keep its feet clean.....Corona or no Corona, remaining clean is a habit.' Isn't it fab?
Cajoled by the mother, this elephant calf is trying to keep its feet clean.....— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) April 10, 2020
Corona or no Corona, remaining clean is a habit. pic.twitter.com/4MrB46NELH
Next is a heartwarming tale of a giant bear and his foster father. You will get a lump in throat while watching this bear stopping hsi hooman from going away. "No please don’t go....Bear unwilling to leave the foster father. The end is touching," Nanda said while posting the video.
No please don’t go....— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) April 10, 2020
Bear unwilling to leave the foster father. The end is touchingðŸ™ÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/0CQG5VpQQW
The last is a rare sight of black swans feeding fish. Yes, it can happen. Nanda rightly captioned it as: "Black Swans feeding these fish is a lesson to humankind."
Black Swans feeding these fish is a lesson to humankind ðŸ™ÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/7Iwz0JeUkL— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) April 9, 2020
With almost a third of the human population under lockdown due to coronavirus contagion, looks like our furry friends are reclaiming the space lost to rapid urbanisation. From Noida to Dehradun, from Kozhikode to Odisha, numerous videos have surfaced online that show wild animals on city streets. Twitter is in awe of these video and several users are calling it a positive impact of the coronavirus lockdown.
Now Spotted deer herds on the road.— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) March 27, 2020
Sender says that it’s near Rajaji National park. Wildlife really claiming their spaceðŸ™ÂÂ
( For some Cynical about WL reclaiming it’s area on my earlier posts-This is a recent video. Effects of lockdown. Not fakeðŸ˜‚) pic.twitter.com/zy00IewZIS
Last month, Nanda had tweeted videos of Sambar deers roaming near Rajaji National Park. He also confirmed that the video was recent and genuine. "It is confirmed by the Forest Officials of that area that this species is Barasingha. Came from Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve, a marshy grassland near Haridwar," Nanda said for the deer video.