Pelicans pass a boy on a scooter in London's St. James' Park on April 27. Pelicans have called the park home for centuries.
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With cities on lockdown, animals are finding more room to roam

Updated 3:36 PM ET, Fri May 1, 2020

Pelicans pass a boy on a scooter in London's St. James' Park on April 27. Pelicans have called the park home for centuries.
John Sibley/Reuters

The coronavirus pandemic has left empty spaces everywhere. People are staying at home and avoiding crowds to slow the spread of the virus.

The void is being filled, in many places, by wildlife.

With less human traffic, emboldened animals are exploring areas where we are not always used to seeing them. Or maybe they just have more room than usual.