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Nilgai Outside Noida Mall, Sambar Deers On Road: Locked Down Cities' WILD Guests Amaze Twitter

From Noida To Dehradun, From Kozhikode To Odisha, Numerous Videos Have Surfaced Online That Show Wild Animals On City Streets.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Surabhi Pandey | Updated on: 28 Mar 2020, 10:28:42 AM
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Twitter is in awe of these video and several users are calling it a positive impact of the coronavirus lockdown. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Mother Nature is taking over and how! 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.  (Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE)

Susanta Nanda, an IFS officer working in Odisha, who regularly posts about wildlife recently 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. 


Another video that's doing the round is of a Nilgai (blue bull) spotted near a popular mall in Noida. Gautam Buddh Nagar, close to river Yamuna, has a recorded presence of Nilgai, Divisional Forest Officer P K Shrivastava said. "The wild animal might have strayed into the urban area due to almost nil presence of people and vehicles on the road. No untoward incident has been reported," Shrivastava told PTI. 


"In 1994 there were over 10 Nilgai which could be found roaming within Sector-18 and we had to make complaints to the Noida Authority. We are seeing this after 15 years," Sushil Kumar Jain, president of Sector-18 market association, said. Nanda also shared a beautiful clip of Olive turtles taking over a beach in Odisha. "Arribada(mass nesting) of Olive Turtles are almost over off the coast of Odisha .10000+ were recorded tonight. It will now be sporadic. 


It was a bit late this time. Happened during daylight at Rushikulya mouth, after 2015. An Albino was recorded by the staff for the 1st time," he wrote while posting the video clip.  A Twitter user also posted a clip of a Chital (spotted deer) running in bylanes of Dehradun. 'Nature reclaiming thick and fast,' Nanda commented. 

Amid such adorable sightings, there were some who also spotted something quite extraordinary. @RoflGandhi_, a popular Twitter user, posted a poster with a witty caption about a dinosaur!


'Humans are under lockdown and nature is reclaiming what truly belongs to it. Last night near Punjabi Bagh metro station.'  

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 28 Mar 2020, 10:17:29 AM

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