Animals Are Roaming in Cities As Humans Quarantine Themselves At Home

As quarantines hit most of countries, people often engage themselves in movies, social media drama or video games. While taking a walk outside is supported by some governments, a lot of people totally forget about the outer world. Well, nature, however, does its thing anyway and people are seeing an amazing outcome of the quarantine. In countries like Japan, Italy, and Thailand, people watched animals roaming the streets due to human absence.

In Japan, where deer that are local to Nara Park were observed taking to the streets in search of food. Usually, the park is swarming with tourists, as the Sika deer living there is a local attraction. Tourists would usually buy crackers sold at the park meant especially to feed the deers, however as the number of visitors fell in recent weeks, the deer seem to have no option but to wander out of their area to find something to eat.

People in Nara, Japan reported seeing deer that usually stay in the park roam out onto the streets

Image credits: okadennis

Plenty of photos and videos of the deer roaming the streets of Nara emerged, with people responding either in shock or awe. Twitter user okadennis who posted a number of shots of the deer reported finding the whole occasion amusing.


Image credits: okadennis

Image credits: okadennis

Image credits: okadennis

Image credits: okadennis

Another video shows a swarm of starving monkeys in a city plaza in Lopburi, Thailand

One Italian Tumblr user reported seeing wild boars walking around

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Naturally, the country with over 30k cases and a severe lockdown in place, Italy, also observed a similar phenomenon. Numerous accounts of various animals (like sheep, boars and a horse!) wandering the streets appeared on Italian social media. Most of the people who posted their observances were pretty amused with the situation despite the tedious circumstances surrounding it.

Image credits: taylorswifh

Image credits: taylorswifh

Another Italian reported another animal on the loose: “In my hometown, a random horse appears”

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A fellow Italian responded with a picture of sheep roaming the streets

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You can watch a Japanese news feature on the Nara Park deer invading the city in the video below


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