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Deers Reclaimed Ooty-Coimbatore Road? No, This Viral Image Is From Japan

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Shaminder started off his career as a freelance journalist for a consulting and research firm. He has been a Political Strategist and Media Manager. Before joining Newschecker, he worked with various reputed media agencies like Daily Post India, PTC News.

Claim:

A herd of Deer reclaimed the Ooty-Coimbatore road.

Verification:

Amid the scare of the novel coronavirus, a picture of a herd of deer is doing rounds on various social media platforms claiming that the picture is from the Ooty-Coimbatore road.

We found that several blue tick Twitter handles, including one of Mrinal Pande, Film director and Producer Puri Jagan and IPS officer HGS Dhaliwal also shared the viral image on their respective handles.

 

 

The viral image text reads, “Ooty Coimbatore road being reclaimed by its original owners.” The viral image was also sent to Newschecker’s WhatsApp helpline number for verification.

Fact Check:

Using reverse-image search on the Google search engine, we found a postdated article of news website Japan Today, which was published on July 14, 2014. According to the report, “the image is from Nara Park in Japan. Nara Park is a large park in central Nara and is also home to hundreds of freely roaming deer.

During our search, we also found that the same image was shared on Facebook Page Amazing Oasis on January 26, 2018, with a caption,” The Japanese city of Nara is renowned for its deer.”

Google Reverse image search also led us to a ‘YouTube’ video, which had the same viral image. In the ‘YouTube’ video uploaded on July 17, 2014, one can see the herd of deer along the sidewalk.

Conclusion:

It is evident from our fact check that the photo viral on social media claiming that a herd of deer has reclaimed the Ooty – Coimbatore road is false. The viral image is from Nara, Japan, and has no connection with India.

Result: False

 

Sources

Google Reverse Image Search

Media Reports

Twitter Search

YouTube Search

 

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Authors

Shaminder started off his career as a freelance journalist for a consulting and research firm. He has been a Political Strategist and Media Manager. Before joining Newschecker, he worked with various reputed media agencies like Daily Post India, PTC News.

Shaminder Singh
Shaminder Singh
Shaminder started off his career as a freelance journalist for a consulting and research firm. He has been a Political Strategist and Media Manager. Before joining Newschecker, he worked with various reputed media agencies like Daily Post India, PTC News.

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