Boar Family With Young Forage On Campus During Lockdown

This is the moment a whole family of wild boars with their baby forages on an empty Spanish university campus as the country is still in a state of alarm because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The clip was reportedly recorded in the campus of Canto Blanco of the Autonomous University of Madrid in the Spanish capital with the same name in the centre of the country.

The footage shows a family of wild boars with three adults and 12 calves foraging in the grass on the university campus while daylight seems to fade away and street light are already on.

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A driver watches the scene from the road and they are heard saying: “Have you seen the boars?”

Then the wild boars and their baby calves seem to notice they are been watched and line up to cross the street and leave.

Reports say that although it is very common to see these animals in the area because it is close to the meadow-oak forest north of the city of Madrid known as Soto de Vinuelas, they are very rarely seen in a family group.

The presence of the wild animals might be due to the lack of students in the campus as Spain has been in a state of alarm since the 14th of March while the national government has started the path to gradually ease the lockdown restrictions, local media reported.

According to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University, There are 228,030 cases of COVID-19 in Spain with 26,920 deaths.


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Story By: Jonathan MaciasSub-EditorMichael Leidig, Agency: Central European News

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