In this video segment from Nature: "Radioactive Wolves", biologists monitor how several animal species have been affected by long-term radiation exposure in the "Exclusion Zone" surrounding the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In this video segment, one researcher discovers three litters of wolf pups within the Exclusion Zone, which proves there is an indigenous wolf population in the Zone. The segment also explores the potential effects of long-term radiation exposure in a highly-contaminated area close to the reactor. Researchers are studying dormice that live in the highly-contaminated area, and their conclusions demonstrate the resilience of nature.
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