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Life After Chernobyl: Wildlife of the Zone

Life After Chernobyl: Wildlife of the Zone

This place in the Northern Ukraine is known worldwide as a dangerous land. Here, in 1986, a nuclear catastrophe took place, forcing people to avoid the Chernobyl Zone for more than thirty years. However, theabsence of people made a surprisingly good influence on the wild nature in the surrounding forests, towns, and villages. The unique species of enormous size may be met here by stalkers and researchers nowadays.

About 100 thousand people in Ukraine and Belarus left their houses to avoid the radiation, leaving the animals to be the only inhabitants of the exclusion zone. Photographers of Reuters went to the abandoned villages and the deepest woods to take the exclusive shots of the Chernobyl animals.

The Mother Nature, as ancient Slavs used to call their …

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Growing up with some unusual friends

The civilized world got used to the cats and dogs as the most common pet friends of children. But what about kids in savannas of Africa, Asian steppes, and Amazon rainforests? Who are their playing partners? It is hard to believe, but in another part of the world kids play with monkeys, sloths, elephants, and even cheetahs!  

The story of a real Mowgly, Tippi Degre, is really amusing. Tippy is a famous girl, born in 1990 in Namibia. Her family was French, working in the African national parks. Both of her parents – Robert and Sylvie - were wildlife photographers, so Tippi was raised in the wild nature, thinking that animals are her best friends. She had no fear and the animals appreciated that. They let her touch them, climb over and easily play with them. On this photo Tippi is showing her affection to her 28-year old elephant mate Abu, who she always called “my brother”.

Tippi rarely played …

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Unusual Animal Shelters Around the World

There are many kind people around the world, who care about the animals. These people are ready to dedicate their time and effort to make the lives of our little friends better. Sometimes they share the last piece of their bread to feed the ones in need. We prepared a compilation of the weirdest, yet, the most touching pet shelters all around the world.   Old Lady Takes Care of 400 Stray Dogs in New Delhi, India

An Indian woman Pratima Devi states that doing good deeds is a part of her religion. Therefore the 66-year-old lady feeds and looks after over 400 dogs. She is able to give a shelter only to 120 of them, hosting the dogs in her small shanty in New Delhi. However, she hopes one day she will be able to build a house for all her minors. Some years ago, Pratima left her husband and found more happiness in the company of dogs. Her family calls her back to the village, but she cannot give up her duty.

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