- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 5:03PM
Humans may be staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, but the empty streets are giving the animals an urban playground. On Sunday, in the South Australian capital of Adelaide, a kangaroo was spotted bouncing through deserted streets in the centre of the city.
The normally bustling city, which has a population of 1.2 million people is not commonly regarded as a nature hotspot, yet now there are no people around, residents have noticed more bees, louder birds and now even kangaroos!
The kangaroo was spotted by South Australia Police on CCTV. A spokesperson said the marsupial narrowly escaped a road accident, before heading to parkland. "It was quite unique," the spokesperson said, adding that it was likely the quiet of Adelaide's coronavirus lockdown that drew the kangaroo to the city centre.