Lifestyle Pets Flock of Sheep Gather and Wait Outside a Closed McDonald's amid Coronavirus Lockdown Flock of Sheep Gather and Wait Outside a Closed McDonald's amid Coronavirus Lockdown By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. She began at the brand in 2018 as an editorial intern and later returned as an intern on the Food team. Upon graduating from the University of Maryland in 2019, Georgia worked as an entertainment intern at USA Today before coming back to PEOPLE as a digital news writer. In April 2021, she began her role as a Parents writer/reporter. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 21, 2020 04:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email These sheep look like they’re in desperate need of a hambaaarger. As people around the world are stuck inside due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, animals are free to roam the streets — like this flock of sheep in south Wales, who recently stopped at a closed McDonald’s on their freedom tour. In a picture captured by Ebbw Vale local Andrew Thomas, nearly ten sheep are seen crowding around the drive-thru of the fast-food restaurant, some getting a head start on their meal by munching on a nearby patch of grass. “Even the sheep in Ebbw Vale are having McDonald’s withdrawals,” Thomas joked on social media. Lions Take a Nap in the Road amid Park’s Coronavirus Closure: They’re ‘Enjoying the Freedom’ Thomas told CNN that he was grocery shopping for his “mother and some elderly neighbors who are in isolation” at an Aldi next to McDonald’s when he noticed the hilarious situation. “I saw the sheep and took a pic to put on Facebook as a joke after everyone has been posting [about] cravings and withdrawals for McDonald’s food,” he said. The local explained that it’s “normal south Wales valley life to see sheep wandering down the streets of Ebbw Vale, or even horses or cows.” Philly Groundhog Spotted Happily Eating Pizza While Staring at Family Social Distancing Inside These sheep aren’t the only animals taking advantage of the empty roads. While South Africa’s Kruger National Park remains closed to the public, the park’s wild animals are taking the opportunity to roam the reserve they call home. Section Ranger Richard Sowry/Kruger National Park Last week, the park posted a handful of images that showed a pride of lions taking a group snooze while spreading out on a road that’s normally filled with visitors and vehicles. “Kruger visitors that tourists do not normally see,” the park captioned the photos, which showed some of the lions resting in the middle of the road. “This lion pride is usually resident on Kempiana Contractual Park, an area Kruger tourists do not see. This afternoon they were lying on the tar road just outside of Orpen Rest Camp.” Added media officer Isaac Phaala, “normally they would be in the bushes because of the traffic but they are very smart and now they are enjoying the freedom of the park without us.” As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.