Updated Apr 20, 2020 - World

In photos: Wild animals roam in cities under coronavirus 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 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. 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 in Wales, March 31. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
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, 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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In photos: Thousands gather to honor 31st anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre

Protesters hold candles during a moment of silence in Victoria Park, Hong Kong. Photo: Willie Siau/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Thousands of protesters held vigils and demonstrations in Hong Kong, as well as in Taiwan and Japan, on Thursday in remembrance of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

The big picture: The 31st anniversary of the bloody crackdown comes amid China's plans to implement a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong that could dramatically constrain Hong Kong's autonomy and provoke fierce backlash from pro-democracy activists, Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Dave Lawler report.

Biden formally secures Democratic presidential nomination

Joe Biden speaks at Delaware State University's student cente on June 5. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden became the formal Democratic presidential nominee on Friday evening, per AP.

The big picture: Biden has been the presumptive frontrunner to take on President Trump since Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign in early April.

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