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

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Przewalski's horses used to be domesticated and kept by people on a farm. After the catastrophe, they were let free, and now, 30 years after, the population of these horses in the wild nature has dramatically increased. They walk freely along the radiation signs.

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Wild animals walk along the streets of the abandoned city of Pripyat. You do not have to be a stalker to visit this city, as many Ukrainian travel companies offer the tours to the Chernobyl Zone, as the level of radiation is getting closer to normal again.

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This curious woodpecker knows nothing about the radiation, so the rare stalkers can hear his drumming from the deep woods. Bright birds add life and color to the gloomy places, abandoned by humans.

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The population of wolves in the Zone reached the level of 300+. This number exceeds the number of people who still live there (about 150 persons keep living their lives around the Chernobyl). The wolves show no aggression towards the humans, with whom they share the woods.

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This photo of the girl, playing with a domesticated wolf, was taken in 2009 in a little village of Nadbrezhe, Belarus. And one more time we see the proof that life goes on no matter what happens.

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