30 years after the infamous disaster, Chernobyl’s animals are in resurgence

In the thirty mile radius of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, wolves are howling and horses are running free again. While highly concentrated pockets of radiation contamination still dot the desolate landscape, scientists say that the absence of human interference and hunting is the major contributor the rise in animal populations. One thing, they are still uncertain of, is how the radiation has truly affected these enduring species.

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