The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone of Alienation is an officially designated exclusion area around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster.It is also commonly known as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the 30 Kilometre Zone.
To this date, there is no human presence, except for the thousands of curious visitors who try to enter the city, which is prohibited by local law enforcement.
The Przewalski’s horse nearly went extinct, but in an effort to save the species it was introduced into the area around Chernobyl in 1998 and to other reserves worldwide.
Without humans living in the area, the horse population has been increasing.Meanwhile other large species including wild boar, roe deer, and fox were thriving.
While the wolf population was several times higher than in comparable, non-contaminated reserves.