Lions nap in empty roads, wild dogs and zebras spend time on golf course amid African lock-down

9 month ago

South Africa news.

Making the most of the country’s lockdown and the empty roads, wild animals in South Africa are apparently having good times, colonizing the country as humans shelter-in-place.

Many residents and park workers have shared pictures and videos of the shy, hesitant animals as they wander on the streets. Lions in Kruger National Park could be seen napping in the middle of roads originally designed for visitors: “The animals are accustomed to traffic so they generally stay off the roads,” Ike Phaahla, a park’s spokesperson said.

Wild dogs and zebras were also documented on a golf course: “While working and doing my day to day duties, I have witnessed lions, herds of zebras, rare antelopes and even the odd wild dog pack visiting the course,” the golf’s superintendent said.