Chernobyl Has Become An Animal Sanctuary
The lack of human presence at Chernobyl has allowed animals to thrive there. Humans are the number one predator to many forms of wildlife, and the growth of cities continually pushes animals out of their natural habitats. However, the land in the exclusion zone has been primarily recovered by animals.
In fact, some scientists now view the exclusion zone as one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It is home to beavers, otters, catfish, bears, and many other animals that were there before the growth of Chernobyl as an urban area. Oh, and there are also dogs.