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A fox carries a squirrel in its mouth during a phased reopening from coronavirus restrictions in Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

A fox carries a squirrel in its mouth during a phased reopening from coronavirus restrictions in Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

A fox carries a squirrel in its mouth during a phased reopening from coronavirus restrictions in Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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A turtle makes its way across the empty campus of San Diego State University in San Diego, California, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A turtle makes its way across the empty campus of San Diego State University in San Diego, California, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A turtle makes its way across the empty campus of San Diego State University in San Diego, California, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A young fox stands on a residential road in Manchester Britain, May 13. REUTERS/Phil Noble

A young fox stands on a residential road in Manchester Britain, May 13. REUTERS/Phil Noble

A young fox stands on a residential road in Manchester Britain, May 13. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Sheep that are now used to maintain the grass after staff were furloughed graze at Avington Park Golf Course in Avington, Britain, May 1. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Sheep that are now used to maintain the grass after staff were furloughed graze at Avington Park Golf Course in Avington, Britain, May 1. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Sheep that are now used to maintain the grass after staff were furloughed graze at Avington Park Golf Course in Avington, Britain, May 1. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
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A coyote stands by the roadside as the spread of coronavirus continues, at Golden Gate Bridge View Vista Point across from San Francisco, California, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A coyote stands by the roadside as the spread of coronavirus continues, at Golden Gate Bridge View Vista Point across from San Francisco, California, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A coyote stands by the roadside as the spread of coronavirus continues, at Golden Gate Bridge View Vista Point across from San Francisco, California, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Grass grows on Rome's popular Piazza Navona square after a huge drop in the number of visitors in Rome, Italy, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Grass grows on Rome's popular Piazza Navona square after a huge drop in the number of visitors in Rome, Italy, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Grass grows on Rome's popular Piazza Navona square after a huge drop in the number of visitors in Rome, Italy, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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Wild boars roam next to a residential building in Haifa, northern Israel April 16, 2020. Wild boars, some as bulky as Rottweilers and traveling in family packs, have been trotting through Haifa in increasing numbers. Their once-nocturnal visitations now take place throughout the day, as they root through refuse, spook domestic pets and even block roads.

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Wild boars roam next to a residential building in Haifa, northern Israel April 16, 2020. Wild boars, some as bulky as Rottweilers and traveling in family packs, have been trotting through Haifa in increasing numbers. Their once-nocturnal visitations...more

Wild boars roam next to a residential building in Haifa, northern Israel April 16, 2020. Wild boars, some as bulky as Rottweilers and traveling in family packs, have been trotting through Haifa in increasing numbers. Their once-nocturnal visitations now take place throughout the day, as they root through refuse, spook domestic pets and even block roads. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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A kangaroo hops through empty streets during the lockdown restrictions in Adelaide, Australia, April 19, 2020. South Australia Police/via REUTERS

A kangaroo hops through empty streets during the lockdown restrictions in Adelaide, Australia, April 19, 2020. South Australia Police/via REUTERS

A kangaroo hops through empty streets during the lockdown restrictions in Adelaide, Australia, April 19, 2020. South Australia Police/via REUTERS
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A jellyfish swims in transparent waters of the Venice canals in Italy, April 12, 2020. The video was rotated 180 degrees. Andrea Mangoni/via REUTERS

A jellyfish swims in transparent waters of the Venice canals in Italy, April 12, 2020. The video was rotated 180 degrees. Andrea Mangoni/via REUTERS

A jellyfish swims in transparent waters of the Venice canals in Italy, April 12, 2020. The video was rotated 180 degrees. Andrea Mangoni/via REUTERS
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A goose is seen at York central station after laying four eggs in York, Britain, May 5. REUTERS/Lee Smith

A goose is seen at York central station after laying four eggs in York, Britain, May 5. REUTERS/Lee Smith

A goose is seen at York central station after laying four eggs in York, Britain, May 5. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Newly hatched babies leatherback sea turtles make their way into the sea for the first time at a beach in Phanga Nga district, Thailand, March 27, 2020. Thailand has found the largest number of leatherback nests in two decades on beaches bereft of tourists, environmentalists say. The 11 turtle nests authorities have found since last November were the highest number in 20 years, said Kongkiat Kittiwatanawong, the director of the Phuket Marine Biological Center. "This is a very good sign for us because many areas for spawning have been destroyed by humans," he told Reuters. No such nests had been found for the previous five years.

REUTERS/Mongkhonsawat Leungvorapan

Newly hatched babies leatherback sea turtles make their way into the sea for the first time at a beach in Phanga Nga district, Thailand, March 27, 2020. Thailand has found the largest number of leatherback nests in two decades on beaches bereft of...more

Newly hatched babies leatherback sea turtles make their way into the sea for the first time at a beach in Phanga Nga district, Thailand, March 27, 2020. Thailand has found the largest number of leatherback nests in two decades on beaches bereft of tourists, environmentalists say. The 11 turtle nests authorities have found since last November were the highest number in 20 years, said Kongkiat Kittiwatanawong, the director of the Phuket Marine Biological Center. "This is a very good sign for us because many areas for spawning have been destroyed by humans," he told Reuters. No such nests had been found for the previous five years. REUTERS/Mongkhonsawat Leungvorapan
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A puma is seen after being captured by employees of the Chilean Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) at a neighborhood in Santiago, Chile, May 4, 2020. The SAG said severe drought in the dusty foothills around Santiago had likely already brought the cats, desperate for food, to the city's doorstep.

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A puma is seen after being captured by employees of the Chilean Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) at a neighborhood in Santiago, Chile, May 4, 2020. The SAG said severe drought in the dusty foothills around Santiago had likely already brought...more

A puma is seen after being captured by employees of the Chilean Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) at a neighborhood in Santiago, Chile, May 4, 2020. The SAG said severe drought in the dusty foothills around Santiago had likely already brought the cats, desperate for food, to the city's doorstep. Courtesy of Chilean Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG)/ Handout via REUTERS
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A fox is seen in Downing Street, London, April 29, 2020.  
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A fox is seen in Downing Street, London, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A fox is seen in Downing Street, London, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Pelicans are seen in St James' Park in London, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley

Pelicans are seen in St James' Park in London, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley

Pelicans are seen in St James' Park in London, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley
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A red fox checks a pizza box on a promenade in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 17, 2020. Red foxes have been making appearances in Ashkelon, drawn out from the seclusion of the desert dunes by the coronavirus lockdown that has kept people off the streets. The animals, usually a rare sight in busy urban areas, have a biblical resonance. In the Book of Lamentations, the Jewish temple site in Jerusalem is described as so desolate that "foxes prowl upon it." In the Mediterranean seaport, a family of foxes has become a regular feature - nosing through discarded food, and playing sometimes unfriendly hide-and-seek with dogs in a local park. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox checks a pizza box on a promenade in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 17, 2020. Red foxes have been making appearances in Ashkelon, drawn out from the seclusion of the desert dunes by the coronavirus lockdown that has kept...more

A red fox checks a pizza box on a promenade in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 17, 2020. Red foxes have been making appearances in Ashkelon, drawn out from the seclusion of the desert dunes by the coronavirus lockdown that has kept people off the streets. The animals, usually a rare sight in busy urban areas, have a biblical resonance. In the Book of Lamentations, the Jewish temple site in Jerusalem is described as so desolate that "foxes prowl upon it." In the Mediterranean seaport, a family of foxes has become a regular feature - nosing through discarded food, and playing sometimes unfriendly hide-and-seek with dogs in a local park. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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A red fox stands at an empty parking lot in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A red fox stands at an empty parking lot in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A red fox stands at an empty parking lot in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A rat tries to feed off garbage in Kabukicho nightlife district in Tokyo, Japan, April 28, 2020. As more Japanese restaurants shut down and people stay home during the country's state of emergency, experts say rats may be expanding their search for food to deserted streets once crowded with humans. In Tokyo's Kabukicho nightlife district, where many bars and adult entertainment venues have closed, rats scurried through mostly empty streets one recent evening. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A rat tries to feed off garbage in Kabukicho nightlife district in Tokyo, Japan, April 28, 2020. As more Japanese restaurants shut down and people stay home during the country's state of emergency, experts say rats may be expanding their search for...more

A rat tries to feed off garbage in Kabukicho nightlife district in Tokyo, Japan, April 28, 2020. As more Japanese restaurants shut down and people stay home during the country's state of emergency, experts say rats may be expanding their search for food to deserted streets once crowded with humans. In Tokyo's Kabukicho nightlife district, where many bars and adult entertainment venues have closed, rats scurried through mostly empty streets one recent evening. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Goats are seen outside a church in Llandudno, Wales, Britain, March 31, 2020.  A herd of Kashmir goats invaded the Welsh seaside resort after the coronavirus lockdown left the streets deserted.

REUTERS/Carl Recine

Goats are seen outside a church in Llandudno, Wales, Britain, March 31, 2020. A herd of Kashmir goats invaded the Welsh seaside resort after the coronavirus lockdown left the streets deserted. REUTERS/Carl Recine

Goats are seen outside a church in Llandudno, Wales, Britain, March 31, 2020. A herd of Kashmir goats invaded the Welsh seaside resort after the coronavirus lockdown left the streets deserted. REUTERS/Carl Recine
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A monkey crosses the road near India's Presidential Palace during a 14-hour long curfew in New Delhi, India,  March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A monkey crosses the road near India's Presidential Palace during a 14-hour long curfew in New Delhi, India,  March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A monkey crosses the road near India's Presidential Palace during a 14-hour long curfew in New Delhi, India,  March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Fox cubs venture out from their den under a popular boardwalk alongside Lake Ontario in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Fox cubs venture out from their den under a popular boardwalk alongside Lake Ontario in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Fox cubs venture out from their den under a popular boardwalk alongside Lake Ontario in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Blossomed vegetation is seen in a public park in Khiam, Lebanon April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

Blossomed vegetation is seen in a public park in Khiam, Lebanon April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

Blossomed vegetation is seen in a public park in Khiam, Lebanon April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher
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A man feeds deer in Harold Hill housing estate in Romford, Britain, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

A man feeds deer in Harold Hill housing estate in Romford, Britain, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

A man feeds deer in Harold Hill housing estate in Romford, Britain, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
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A dog and a red fox run around an empty skate park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A dog and a red fox run around an empty skate park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A dog and a red fox run around an empty skate park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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A red-tailed hawk feasts on a pigeon in the Sheep Meadow of Central Park with the skyline of midtown Manhattan in the background in New York City, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A red-tailed hawk feasts on a pigeon in the Sheep Meadow of Central Park with the skyline of midtown Manhattan in the background in New York City, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A red-tailed hawk feasts on a pigeon in the Sheep Meadow of Central Park with the skyline of midtown Manhattan in the background in New York City, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A red fox stands in an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox stands in an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox stands in an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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Wild boars cross a road in a residential area in Haifa, northern Israel April 16, 2020. The visitation, since nationwide lockdowns came into effect this month, has revived debate among residents of the hilly port city as to policy regarding the pests.

REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun  

Wild boars cross a road in a residential area in Haifa, northern Israel April 16, 2020. The visitation, since nationwide lockdowns came into effect this month, has revived debate among residents of the hilly port city as to policy regarding the...more

Wild boars cross a road in a residential area in Haifa, northern Israel April 16, 2020. The visitation, since nationwide lockdowns came into effect this month, has revived debate among residents of the hilly port city as to policy regarding the pests. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun  
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A goat grazes in Llandudno, Wales, Britain, March 31, 2020. The animals, who normally roam free on a nearby headland jutting out into the Irish Sea, have instead wandered into Llandudno where they have spent days feasting on garden hedges and flowers.

REUTERS/Carl Recine

A goat grazes in Llandudno, Wales, Britain, March 31, 2020. The animals, who normally roam free on a nearby headland jutting out into the Irish Sea, have instead wandered into Llandudno where they have spent days feasting on garden hedges and...more

A goat grazes in Llandudno, Wales, Britain, March 31, 2020. The animals, who normally roam free on a nearby headland jutting out into the Irish Sea, have instead wandered into Llandudno where they have spent days feasting on garden hedges and flowers. REUTERS/Carl Recine
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Aquatic life is seen underwater in Venice's unusual still canals in Italy April 12, 2020. Andrea Mangoni/via REUTERS

Aquatic life is seen underwater in Venice's unusual still canals in Italy April 12, 2020. Andrea Mangoni/via REUTERS

Aquatic life is seen underwater in Venice's unusual still canals in Italy April 12, 2020. Andrea Mangoni/via REUTERS
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Seagulls are seen on a deserted beach in La Baule, France, April 10, 2020.  REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Seagulls are seen on a deserted beach in La Baule, France, April 10, 2020.  REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Seagulls are seen on a deserted beach in La Baule, France, April 10, 2020.  REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A pigeon is seen as grass grows on Rome's popular Piazza Navona square after a huge drop in the number of visitors in Rome, Italy, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

A pigeon is seen as grass grows on Rome's popular Piazza Navona square after a huge drop in the number of visitors in Rome, Italy, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

A pigeon is seen as grass grows on Rome's popular Piazza Navona square after a huge drop in the number of visitors in Rome, Italy, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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Ducks are seen near The Comedie Francaise in Paris, France, April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Ducks are seen near The Comedie Francaise in Paris, France, April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Ducks are seen near The Comedie Francaise in Paris, France, April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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A red fox walks in an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox walks in an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A red fox walks in an empty park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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