While humans are confined indoors, wild animals are enjoying their uninterrupted time in the outside world. With vehicle-free roads and unoccupied places, animals have come out to roam around in various human habitats. Like, peacocks were spotted on the streets of Mumbai or the Olive Ridley sea turtle population has increased along Odisha’s coast.
Speaking of which, an elephant recently took a leisurely stroll in the suburbs of Dehradun. Yes, you read it right. The giant mammal casually came out for a morning walk on a well-tarred road, reports the Indian Express.
Have a look at the video shared by Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer Parveen Kaswan:
Mammoth inspection. This jumbo is on a morning walk & met few well wishes also. Outside Dehradun. Via Whatsapp. pic.twitter.com/XCzPBW0Hx0
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) April 3, 2020
In the video, the tusker was momentarily interrupted by a milkman riding his bike. However, the elephant peacefully continued with his stroll as the milkman abandoned his motorbike and ran off to a safe place.
Many people admired the fact that the giant mammal didn’t hurt the milkman:
Even the (wild )elephant taken a step back seeing the bike
Left off the terrified guy without any territorial threat display
Giants but gentle
— ViewsFromRight (@ViewsFromRight) April 3, 2020
How disciplined…. he stopped seeing the motorcyclist
— Shampa….My PM, My Strength 💪💪!!! (@ShampaDey13) April 3, 2020
Shows why they are gentle giants. They don’t use their immense strength for the sake of it
— parit mehta (@parit93) April 3, 2020
Huge animal… And it took a step back. With more power comes more responsibility
— Nima (@ramnima) April 3, 2020
Majestic!!! No wonder they are called gentle giants, the way it slowed and took a half step back while faced with bike guy…there is so much to learn from wild life…simply wow!!
— Jigs 🇮🇳 (@jigs4logic) April 3, 2020
Others joked that the elephant was helping to keep the lockdown in check:
The Jumbo is inspecting the implementation of Lockdown😉😂
— Aujas.Bhandari (@Bhandari_Aujas) April 3, 2020
Best way to keep people inside!!!
— Priyanka Mudgil (@pareeyam) April 3, 2020
Implementing lockdown 😊
— Aishwarya Palagummi (@APalagummi) April 3, 2020
Few people also laughed at the reaction of the tusker and milkman when they came face to face:
For a second both of them seems speechless 😀 the milkman and elephant.
— Sonica Sinha (@wild_sonica) April 3, 2020
lol reaction of both at the turning is priceless 😂😂
— Anirban (@Anirban79706997) April 3, 2020
What a majestic walking..!!!👌👌😂🙏🙏🙏
— Krishne Gowda C Auditor (@myauditors) April 3, 2020
Chirping birds and animals roaming around peacefully on the streets of India, I guess the 21-day lockdown has positively impacted the animal kingdom.