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A Kangaroo Has Been Videoed Hopping Through Adelaide in More Proof the Animals Are Taking Over

Mountain goats roaming through cities in Wales, wild boar in Barcelona and, now, kangaroos in an Aussie capital.
By Samantha Teague
April 20, 2020
By Samantha Teague
April 20, 2020

During COVID-19, there have been reports across the globe of animals taking over cities while humans are in lockdown. Mountain goats have run amok in Wales, wild boar have strolled through the streets of Barcelona and deer have reclaimed a now quiet corner of East London.

Down here in Australia, we're playing right into the stereotypes. Yep, old mate Skippy has been videoed hopping through the streets of Adelaide.

In footage posted to South Australia Police's Twitter account, you can see a kangaroo casually bouncing through the CBD's quiet streets. The post is captioned with the local police saying "a suspect wearing a grey fur coat... was last seen on foot heading into the West Parklands". There's no word yet on whether the suspect was breaching any of the government's stay-at-home restrictions, however.

If you've been trying to convince your American mates that you do indeed ride 'roos to work Down Under, this may finally be the proof you need.

While the above stories are true, if you've been hanging out on Twitter of late, you would have seen many fake images of animals returning to cities as part of the viral 'Nature is Healing' meme. There have been reports of dolphins swimming through the canals of Venice and elephants getting drunk in Chinese tea fields, but as National Geographic has pointed out, they are indeed fake.

Regardless, some are quite clever and may elicit a bit of a chuckle. So, we'll leave you with a few of our favourites:

Published on April 20, 2020 by Samantha Teague
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