Pandemic? No, it’s party time in Lanka’s wildlife parks: Animals are free, happy and making love
by Jetwing ·
It almost feels like it’s the dark ages of our lives. Now that we people are unable to just wander about and basically live our lives like we own the planet we live in – we feel trapped, abandoned & depressed. Let us rewind and go back to the times where we people were free and the pandemic did not exist, they were the best times, weren’t they? We were free. We were enjoying life to our maximum capacity and traveled to almost every corner of the world with no boundaries…
Earth is a home common to all – humans and animals. How many of you have realized that it has always been us humans that have drawn the line for nature’s true outshine? It is our doing that has led to deforestation. It is our doing that has led to pollution. It is our doing that has led to the exploitation of natural resources. It is our doing why animals that share home with us are unable to live to the fullest.
Here in our beautiful island paradise – Sri Lanka, we have come to notice that with the restrictions to travel, the wildlife behavior in national parks around the island has changed dramatically. The animals tend to be happier and more active. Ever wondered how animals in these nature reserves felt when we humans just go into their space with massive and loud jeeps? With these activities are no longer happening, rangers and national park wardens have stated that animals are enjoying their natural habitats. It was also stated that many of the lesser-seen animals have also come out to the wide-open areas of the national parks. Breeding patterns of all animals too have changed for good. Many newborns are sighted in these national parks, from baby fawns, baby sloth bears to leopard cubs.
These patterns of behavior show the impact we humans have on nature and wildlife. Roads inside the national parks which once used to be the pathway for massive jeeps to stroll about have now grown vegetation. These national parks were not closed for visitors for too long, so if a month or so made such a change in the behavior of animals and nature, we could only imagine what better things could happen if we respect boundaries and enjoy wildlife. This is just the beginning; a major recovery cannot be done overnight or even in a short time period. It’s nice to be engaged with nature and to observe them, but this needs to be done in a certain manner that will not disrupt nature or animals.
It’s about time everyone hambled themselves and to be engaged in a positive way to safeguard animals and nature. This way, the positive behavior in animals will last forever and lead to natural wonders for future generations to come.