Emboldened wild animals venture into locked-down cities worldwide

Deer, raccoons, turkeys and other creatures have made their way into urban settings they might normally avoid

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As cities around the world mandate lockdowns, quarantines and social distancing, social media posts about animals frolicking through deserted cities have enchanted people anxiously seeking silver linings.

We must sadly report that many of these optimistic posts have turned out to be fake – there were no dolphins in Venice’s celebrated canals, or drunken elephants ambling through China’s Yunnan province.

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