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Mumbai: herd of deer run wild on the banks of mithi river

In the recent past, videos of deer’s running wild on the banks of Mithi river in Mumbai became viral on social media.

Mumbai: herd of deer run wild on the banks of mithi river
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While the entire country is battling with the coronavirus, nature seems to be replenishing itself. In the recent past, videos of deers running wild on the banks of Mithi river in Mumbai became viral on social media showcasing the same.

This video has been shared by Afroz Shah, lawyer and environmental activist on his Twitter handle. Speaking about the video, he stated how the lockdown has its positive effects as well. The video has received more than 20 thousand views so far with more than 300 likes and 139 retweets. Netizens further took to Twitter to express joy at witnessing such a sight in a rarest first.



Several studies across the world have found out that the spread of the novel coronavirus has had a positive effect on the environment. With lockdowns being extended in the country and the allowance of limited travel, pollution in the air dropping significantly as there was a marked decline in nitrous oxide emission. There has also been a positive effect on the wildlife as well as over-fishing has been paused with sea turtles being spotted returning to the shores. The effect on vegetation has also been massive as the greenery has been growing better because of cleaner air and water. Lack of human interference, therefore, has made the world a better place which had been burdened with the effects of global warming.

Earlier, tens of thousands of long-necked pink flamingos were witnessed in Navi Mumbai. The birds normally migrate to the area every year to feed on the algae infested creeks. However, the numbers had slowly decreased over the years. However, residents have reported that this year they have seen a massive increase in their numbers. Similarly, in Kolkata, West Bengal, as a consequence of the reduced pollution in water, the South Asian River Dolphins have been spotted at various Ganga Ghats.

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