Mother Nature’s biggest shot in history has caused social distancing, quarantines and the lockdown of several major countries in the world, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The swans and dolphins returning to the canals of Venice, Italy, shows how much of an impact the absence of human activity has on Mother Nature with the deluxe change of NO2 pollutants. Even we see that slight change among the biggest beasts on the ground.
A group of 14 elephants had apparently roamed into a village in Yunan, China, in search of corn and other foods, only to stumble upon 30kgs of corn wine and drink it all. The elephants got drunk and slept peacefully at a nearby tea garden, with adorable smiles on all their faces.
As the Chinese media states “While humans carry out social distancing, a group of 14 elephants broke into a village in the Yunan province, looking for corn and other foods. They ended up drinking 30kgs of corn wine and got so drunk that they fell asleep in a nearby tea garden.”
Though unfortunately, the smiles on these drunken elephants’ faces only show how much we still need to work on restoring jungles considering it was the effects of deforestation that led to these poor elephants having to explore villages for food.
Here of, as much as social distancing is helping, we need to do more. Plant more trees, stop unnecessary land developments especially when there are so many abandoned projects that can be reused and re-purposed.
The Covid-19 outbreak may very well be the sign we needed in order to stop being ignorant to what we’ve done to the planet. It’s another significant alarm from the nature to the human beings!