Hundreds of pets have been left behind by their owners because of the meltdown in Chernobyl. The evacuation had to go quickly. These wild dogs have proliferated in the exclusion zone and now hundreds of wild dogs are roaming around the reactor.(disclose)
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This means that he dogs could be as radioactive as they are cute. Scientists say that the dogs could contain dangerous radioactive particles, which is why visitors are warned not to touch them when they enter the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the 1,000-square-mile expanse of Ukraine where the contamination is worst.
According to the documentary, visitors are told not to touch the dogs because they could carry dangerous radioactive particles in their fur. This makes for heartbreaking clips of pups who seem to really want a belly rub.
This leads to some excruciating shots in the documentary, starring puppies who seem to really crave a friendly head-pat or belly-rub from the tourists.Animals of all kinds have begun to proliferate in the zone, where no people have lived since 1986.