Shared Fake news on social media: Multiple users shared an image of multiple peacocks, eating grains on an empty road, claiming them to be after coronavirus effect, and empty road.
Image shared on Sep 2019
Ooty-Coimbatore roads have been occupied by original owners. I love to see this scene. Now we are understanding what damage we did to nature till now.
Making the most of curfew in Chandigarh
Making the most of curfew in Chandigarh pic.twitter.com/8I5IYT2mCf— Dr. Roosy Aulakh (@docroosy) April 19, 2020
When human wildlife does not interfere...apparently, this is at Shivaji University in Pune
News Verification: Multiple users shared images of peacocks eating grain from the ground, on an empty road. Many users on social media, shared the image assuming they are shot recently and claimed that it is from Pune Pakistan and many other parts of India. The image shared is not new and was uploaded on YouTube ore than 2 years ago.
A video uploaded by a user Jan 2018 makes all the other images as not recent. the title on the YouTube states that “Lion safari and full view of chattbir zoo [[ zirakpur near chandigard zoological park” ,
ChattBir Zoo (formally Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park), is a zoological park situated close to Zirakpur, India. The zoo was constructed in the 1970s and is home to a large variety of birds, mammals and reptiles.
Many users in the comments section also claimed the same viewpoint, as per the video.
Hence the image widely shared is not new and not shot after the coronavirus epidemic.
Facts Check Verdict: False / Fake