For the time being, we’re staying inside and our lives feel a little like they’re on pause. Thank goodness, then, for all the animals loving life right now that we can live vicariously through. We’re talking chatty whales, partying bears, snoozing lions and sheep who are desperate for a Maccy Ds.
This colourful bunch are the latest creatures to catch our attention.
Look at these two stunning photographs of flamingos at the TS Chanakya wetlands in Navi Mumbai. Shot by the talented Pratik Chorge for @htTweets. The first image is on page one of the Hindustan Times Mumbai edition today. #birds #Mumbai #flamingos #wildlife #India #photography pic.twitter.com/rrEosfVH0O— Paroma Mukherjee (@ParomaMukherjee) April 19, 2020
The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) estimates that 150,000 flamingos made the migratory journey to Mumbai this year, an increase of 25 per cent since last year.
It’s thought that the increase is down to lower human activity and construction work in the area. Though their numbers have been increasing in recent years due to an increase in blue-green algae – an unexpected silver lining of the city’s growing pollution levels.
Our #flamingoes! VISIBLE and peaceful. No social distancing here, just #nature doing her duty. Building balance and creating harmony. Thank you @ANI for sharing this pictures from #Mumbai today. #CleanAir pic.twitter.com/htAFNnUZYU— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) April 19, 2020
One thing’s for sure, thanks to the current lockdown in the country, they’ve found more peace and quiet to roost. And they’re certainly giving local residents something nice to look out while they’re stuck indoors.
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