• Members 28 posts
    Aug. 21, 2020, 5:46 p.m.

    What animals do you think live in Chernobyl? I ask because I imagine at this point there are a lot of animals living out in the woods near it, and even in around Chernobyl itself. I picture all kinds, wolves, foxes, birds of all kinds, etc. What do you think?

  • Members 31 posts
    Aug. 23, 2020, 6:10 p.m.

    That's a good question. Animals seem to be thriving in and around Chernobyl. Yeah some may die younger because of the radiation, and some may be dealing with cancers and deformities. The animals that graced the area are starting to come back. I wonder if they can smell or sense the radiation and are able to stay away from any hot spots. I hear brown bears, wolves, deer, etc. Pretty much what we have in the states to some extent.

    A lot of animals still live around there. And I imagine they will start to move more in. But like I said, I have a feeling the animals know where pockets of radiation may be, so they're probably finding any inhabitable land.

  • Members 24 posts
    Sept. 21, 2020, 10:13 p.m.

    I think mostly animals like deer, wolves, some fish (I think there's a small lake nearby), and many kinds of birds and other critters. The wildlife seems to be doing pretty good these days though. Animals seem to be thriving. Maybe it's because there are no people to worry about. Still though, it can't be healthy for them.

  • Members 32 posts
    Sept. 23, 2020, 7:35 p.m.

    I think it's mostly birds, coyotes, wolves, frogs, cows, deer, even horses I hear. I'm not sure on the exact animals living in the area, but it's got to be a lot of animals. Also consider they're free from humans, so they don't have to worry about humans bothering them.