After the evacuation, nature has slowly crept in. Once an area of heavy industry and collectivized agriculture, the zone is now nearly indistinguishable from the surrounding countryside. The forest has reclaimed long-abandoned villages and farmland; roads and buildings are being swallowed up by thickets of trees and shrubs.
It is now a sanctuary for many animals such as bears, boars, wolves, deer, and cats.
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Source: Ultra Facts