01:52 GMT22 September 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Ever since a 21-day national lockdown began on 25 March, nature has revealed itself in different ways in India: from a Himalayan bear in Gangtok city to endangered civets, deer, Indian bison, and an Asian blue bull have all made appearances in the streets.

    The lockdown for humans amid the COVID-19 outbreak has set wildlife free as videos of animals taking over the deserted roads have been going viral ever since the measure began in India.

    In another video making the rounds on social media, a leopard can be seen taking a stroll down the historic Mall Road at Mussoorie hill station of Uttarakhand state in India.

    ​Otherwise crowded roads and streets are empty during the lockdown, providing a perfect opportunity for wildlife to invade urban areas.

    In one incident of animals wandering, a leopard was also spotted in India’s Chandigarh on 30 March.

    With a day left for the 21-day lockdown to end, several states in India have already extended the it until 30 April to contain the spread of COVID-19.


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