Across the world, health officials have instructed the public to stay home, avoid crowds, and refrain from touching one another. But are we following through? Experts have called social distancing as one of the most important steps you can take to reduce the transmission of easily communicable diseases like COVID-19, which is transmitted through infective respiratory droplets. With the help of social distancing, people around the world are trying to “flattening the curve” of this ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But, while humans are still trying to get used to ‘new normal’, animals are showing them how it’s done! Here are some pictures that show animals following social distancing guidelines much better than us.
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Check Out This Picture Gallery Showing Animals Practice Social Distancing
1This is what we should do if anyone dares to come close
About social distancing like pandas! pic.twitter.com/GBrAbzFz9K
— Food Porn (@itsfood_______) May 8, 2020
2Well, someone has to teach humans
Any caption for this too? pic.twitter.com/2bz2QsRy9U
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) May 11, 2020
3That’s how you form a queue
— 財津徳守 Tokumori Saizu (@Tokumori_SAIZU) December 24, 2019
4Social distancing on the roof
5Even the seagulls get it
6Look at this cutie!
7Majestic peacocks resting the right way
— AjatShatru ™ ©️ (@vernaculartube) April 15, 2020
8Or maybe it’s fear
9What is this queue for even?
10No ducking way!
— Zhander Cayabyab (@zhandercayabyab) March 18, 2020
11Lounging together during the lockdown
12A kitty party?
13Seagulls at it again
14Frenemy Tilly must be enjoying the outside
15Cats have always been intelligent, haven’t they?
These stray cats were spotted occupying the circle marks intended for the implementation of social distancing protocols in front of a store in Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City on Sunday amid enhanced community quarantine. pic.twitter.com/EqOORqCJMa
— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) May 13, 2020
16Social distancing or hate?
Why’s it so hard for some people?……. even these Bastard Cats understand Social Distancing!! pic.twitter.com/FQMsJ9Kwix
— TheRealDanieltheSpaniel*stayhome* (@RAFpolicedog) April 15, 2020
18Pets following social distancing
My animals are the pioneers of social distancing pic.twitter.com/rjMPDKbRTd
— Cassie (@xcassclay) May 7, 2020
19Social distancing in water as well
SO COOL! Hundreds of rays could be seen in Tampa Bay waters this week! This formation is called a "fever" of rays — and two groups were spotted in downtown Tampa and off the Courtney Campbell Causeway. #WeLiveHere STORY: https://t.co/SNmq5VQhpn pic.twitter.com/pf9fyBDG9F
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) May 6, 2020
LOOK FAMILIAR? Yes, even the animals are social distancing window style! ? Thanks Carolyn for sharing this with us! pic.twitter.com/XJrsB28Iyt
— KOLDNews (@KOLDNews) April 29, 2020
21Maybe now we’ll follow them
A perfect #SocialDistancing seen near Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh along Assam-Arunachal boundary. If we observe carefully, animals can teach us many vital lessons that we may have missed in the haste of our normal daily lives.
(Picture taken by Arup Kalita, Tezpur) pic.twitter.com/5iIr8SELUz
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) April 28, 2020
What Can We Learn From These Animals?
Social distancing has made a major impact on our lives but spending so much time at home has both disadvantages and benefits. It has allowed us to slow down, and enjoy small things and improve bonds with our friends and family. But, it’s also a tough time for many and we could all use a little humour in our lives. Animals have always been great mood-lifters. But these animals following social distancing also teaches us something. If they can do it so well, then what’s stopping some us from following it? It’s something to think about, right?