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The Animals of Chernobyl: Photos : Discovery News

This week came welcome news that animal populations in Ukraine's Chernobyl Exclusion Zone had rebounded tremendously, despite living in an area that nearly 30 years ago was the site of a horrific nuclear power accident.

The 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl created an evacuation area of some 1,000 square miles, removing humans from the equation and leaving animals to their own devices.

Animals ranging from feral cats to horses to fish seem to be getting by, after the fallibility of man left them a contaminated place to call their own. Here we take a look at some of the wildlife currently making a living in the "zone."

via news.discovery.com

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