For the first time in decades, wildlife is taking back it's territory, resulting in people capturing some amazing clips.
An African safari park was treated to a spectacular sight when one of its residents decided to do the extraordinary, leaving visitors baffled at the adorable display.
Keep scrolling for the incredibly rare footage...
There has been one unexpected upside to this ongoing pandemic.
via: GettyAs humans stay indoors and stop consuming and polluting, nature has finally started to heal.
Despite the many devastating side effects of this pandemic...
via: GettyIt is undeniably having a positive effect on our planet and the inhabitants in which we share it with.
With humans being forced to remain indoors for the foreseeable future, our planet is finally getting a breather...
via: GettyAnd our animals are thriving as a result. Keep scrolling to see some of the best photos of flourishing wildlife from all over the world, including the rare footage of a leopard with her cubs doing the strangest thing!
Turtle nesting rituals have been more successful than ever.
via: TwitterEndangered turtles in Brazil were able to peacefully nest and lay their eggs, completely undisturbed by human activity.
And 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.
And, as humans in Santa Monica stay indoors...
via: TwitterThe squirrels have made a triumphant return.
The parks have been left completely deserted...
via: TwitterMeaning that our squirrels can finally get some much-deserved grazing time.
Because, when the humans are away...
via: TwitterThe squirrels can play.
Even these lambs were spotted on one lockdown sighting.
via: FacebookA group of lambs decided to take advantage of the lockdown by exploring a deserted children's playground.
The video is just adorable.
And that's not all.
via: FacebookHow about this coyote spotted catching some rays in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco?
Or this slightly scary sight.
via: RedditMountain lions were spotted prowling people's front gardens in Boulder, Colorado.
And for something a little less scary...
via: TwitterA fox in Texas found refuge in the quiet abode of someone's back garden.
We all remember this remarkable sight...
Venice canals are clear enough to see fish as coronavirus halts tourism in the city. Swans have returned to the can… https://t.co/GuoXMYdaQk— Coronavirus + the Environment (@Coronavirus + the Environment)1586938449.0
All sorts of marine life have been making their way into the clean waters since the lockdown...
But the most shocking footage to come out of all this was captured in South Africa...
via: krugersightingsVisitors were left in awe when a mother leopard patiently helped her tiny cubs cross the road right in front of them!
This rare scene was captured in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, by sixty-four-year-old Thinus Delport.
via: krugersightingsWhile waiting, Delport made a bizarre request to his daughters that actually paid off! He said: "As we drove, I jokingly convinced them to start singing in the car, to draw the leopards out, and so they did - and to my surprise - it actually worked."
Although we can't be sure that's what enticed the leopard out, it seemed to work right on cue.
via: krugersightingsIn the video, After scoping out any potential hazards, the mother takes the first move, followed by her wary cubs. Take a look at the footage below...