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Lions in Kruger National Park
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Lions have been spotted snoozing on a deserted road in South Africa

Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

It might have taken us humans a while to get used to life indoors, but animals all over the globe have adapted to the new situation pretty speedily. From ducks and flamingos to goats and black bears, animals have been quick to take back spaces once dominated by human activity. 

These lions in Kruger National Park in South Africa seem to be loving life right now. They’ve taken full advantage of the lack of people in the area right now.  

Usually, this pride of big cats aren’t spotted anywhere near the tourist haunts, but a ranger recently snapped them snoozing like a bunch of tame tabbies on the traffic-free tarmac near what was until recently a busy camp for visitors on safari.

There have been similar reports of bears in Yosemite National Park in the US, using the now-empty roads as handy routes to get around the deserted landscape. 

They may as well make use of them while we can’t! 

It’s official: Planet Earth has benefited from humans staying inside

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