Updated Apr 20, 2020 - World

In photos: Wild animals roam in cities under coronavirus lockdown

Monkeys get on a motorcycle to eat fruits from a box during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown
Monkeys in New Delhi, India, April 10. Photo: Money Sharma/AFP via Getty Images

With half the world's population on lockdown, wild animals are roaming freely in cities and regions usually bustling with people.

The big picture: From South Africa to the South Australian city of Adelaide, take a look at some of the species thriving in areas under restrictions from the novel coronavirus.

Wild boars eat the grass in a garden close to a residential buildings in Ajaccio, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica
Wild boars take advantage of a lack of people during the lockdown in Ajaccio, capital of Corsica, April 18. Photo: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca/AFP via Getty Images
A seabird on clearer waters in a Venice canal, March 17.
A seabird on clearer waters in a Venice canal, March 17. Italy has reported more "fish, ducks and dolphins in the empty canals," the World Economic Forum notes. This is due to a "reduction in boat traffic," per Snopes which found the return of such wildlife to Italy's waterways "were not necessarily new phenomena" related to the lockdown. Photo: Andrea Pattaro/AFP via Getty Images
Mountain goats roam the streets of LLandudno on March 31, 2020 in Llandudno, Wales.
Mountain goats roam the streets of LLandudno in Wales, March 31. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
The Leatherback Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, is a deep-diving, open ocean resident.
Conservationists in Florida told CBS 12 that Leatherback sea turtles have been thriving during the lockdown measures. The state announced Friday that some parks and beaches were reopening for some activities. Photo: Mark Conlin/VW PICS/UIG via Getty Images
Buffalo walk on an empty New Delhi highway.
Buffalo walk on an empty New Delhi highway, April 8. Photo: Yawar Nazir/Getty Images

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with video of the kangaroo and more information on the wildlife in Venice.

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