Life After Chernobyl: Unique Wildlife of the Zone – 12 Pictures

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This place in the Northern Ukraine is known worldwide as a dangerous land. Here, in 1986, a nuclear catastrophe took place, forcing people to avoid the Chernobyl Zone for more than thirty years. However, the absence of people made a surprisingly good influence on the wild nature in the surrounding forests, towns, and villages. The unique species of enormous size may be met here by stalkers and researchers nowadays.

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About 100 thousand people in Ukraine and Belarus left their houses to avoid the radiation, leaving the animals to be the only inhabitants of the exclusion zone. Photographers of Reuters went to the abandoned villages and the deepest woods to take the exclusive shots of the Chernobyl animals.

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