Although the pandemic is terrifying and tragic, there are some positive side effects to everybody being indoors... Pollution levels have dropped, rivers are cleaner than ever and the best one of all, animals are returning to their natural habitats while humans are locked away.
Read on to see some heartwarming images of animals having the time of their lives while we're in quarantine, including bears at Yosemite National Park who were captured on video. It truly is amazing...
Even though things are looking uncertain right now, let's try and focus on the positives.
We're all still panicking...
via: Getty ImagesAfter it was confirmed that the virus had originated from the sale and consumption of wild animals, thoughts turned towards our own furry friends.
Some virus strains are common in certain types of animals...
via: Getty ImagesBut this hasn't stopped the hysteria over our beloved pets catching the virus.
A few months ago, rumors began to spread that cats and dogs could catch the virus...
via: Getty ImagesAnd with us humans being as over-protective as we are, people went to extreme lengths to protect their beloved pets.
Some people made makeshift facemasks for their pets...
via: TwitterAnd this poor little cat went viral on Twitter after it's anonymous owner did this to the confused feline. Unacceptable, we must say.
But things began to get worse...
via: Getty ImagesLast month, reports came in that out of panic of catching the virus, owners in China threw their pets from rooftops.
This came from the false information being spread that cats and dogs could pass on the virus.
via: Getty Images5 cats were thrown to their deaths in Shanghai, and 1 dog was found dead in Tianjin City in the Hebei Province.
Even though all animals carry the risk of spreading infections and viruses...
via: Getty ImagesIt has been confirmed that there has been no evidence at all to suggest that any animals, including pets, livestock, or wildlife, might be a source of infection.
It is important to stay healthy, of course...
via: Getty ImagesSo it has been further recommended to wash hands at all times when around pets and other animals, and to take pets for regular check-ups at the vets.
But there has been an unexpected upside to the pandemic.
via: TwitterAs humans stay indoors and stop consuming and polluting, nature has started to heal. Just look at these fish in a Venice canal!
Swans came back too!
via: TwitterIt was truly amazing to see.
And that's not all.
via: TwitterTons of turtles managed to hatch on this beach, undisturbed by human activity.
Even more amusingly?
via: TwitterIn a town in Wales, UK, a bunch of mountain goats came to visit.
via: TwitterIt seems animals are really benefiting from this lockdown.
There was yet another adorable animal return.And it involves some seriously adorable squirrels.
As humans in Santa Monica stay indoors ...
via: TwitterThe squirrels have made a triumphant return!
The parks have been deserted.
via: TwitterExcept for these cuties, that is!
When the humans are away ...
via: TwitterThe squirrels can play!
Even these lambs were spotted on one lockdown sighting.
via: FacebookA whole bunch of lambs decided to take over a children's playground.
And that's not all.
via: FacebookHow about this coyote spotted chilling in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco?
Or this slightly scary sight.
via: RedditMountain lions are prowling people's front gardens in Boulder, Colorado.
Too cute for words.
via: TwitterA sleepy fox in Texas.
via: FacebookNot a common sight in the suburbs in London, England!