• Members 32 posts
    Sept. 13, 2020, 7:13 p.m.

    With the exclusion zone rebounding, and animal life flourishing, how much radiation do you think the animals have? I hear it could be a lot, even if the animals are healthy. Could animals eventually adapt to the radiation and become immune to it? I doubt it, but it would be pretty cool if animal life can live perfectly fine over there. What do you think though?

  • Members 27 posts
    Sept. 13, 2020, 7:20 p.m.

    According to some sources, yes, they do have a fair share of radiation in them. You have to keep in mind, the forest and land near Chernobyl is still high radioactive, so there is always a chance that the animals in that area, are full of radiation.

    I do wonder how long animals live in the area. It'd be kind of hard to tell considering animals in the wild don't last long anyways due to predators and other conditions. But I suspect animals die a lot sooner in the area than elsewhere.

  • Members 24 posts
    Sept. 18, 2020, 4:31 p.m.

    They gotta. It wouldn't make sense if they were living out there with no issues. There's so much radiation in the area, they have to be filled to the brim with it. At this point though, maybe a lot of the animals have adapted to the radiation, and maybe it's not even a part of them. But who knows, I'm probably wrong.

  • Members 27 posts
    Sept. 21, 2020, 10:22 p.m.

    Any animals born in the area risk getting tumors, deformaties and other conditions. I hear birds get beak issues, and growths, but for the most part, there are many species of birds thriving in the area, along with other animals. The key thing about the animals here, is that they don't always exclusively stay in the area. Wolves move around a lot, so they will probably be a lot safer than the animals living in the area.