Characteristics of the wild boar population in the Chernobyl Zone
The wild boar is one of the most numerous ungulates in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. It must be noted that at the beginning of the twentieth century, wild boars, due to intensive hunting, were on the brink of extinction at the Polesye. Nevertheless, at the territories abandoned after the ChNPP accident, the wild boar population has significantly grown. Good fertility of the animal, optimal feeding conditions in the Exclusion Zone made for a sharp increase of the population of this species. According to the scientists from the Polesye State Radiation and Ecological Preserve, the density of the wild boar population amounts to 36 animals per 1,000 hectares.
Current estimates allow a conclusion that there may be up to 4,000 wild boars in the Exclusion Zone.
A wild boar is the main food for wolves living in the Chernobyl Zone.
Wild boars can be found almost everywhere in the Exclusion Zone, including abandoned settlements. The majority of the population is assumed to live at territories where deciduous forests and flood valleys prevail (flood plain, reclaimed land, etc.).
Short video about wild boar in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Winter 2009. If you liked the video – take part in its promotion. You can support it’s video, by assessing its rating.
Video about Wild Boar Flock in Chernobyl’s Forest (Shooting 2009)
Short video about swiming Wild boar.
Photo of wild boar in Chernobyl Zone
Below are photos of Wild Boar in the Exclusion Zone that were taken via automatic photo shooting of animals.
Authomatic photo shooting of wild boar in Exclusion Zone
Wild boar nearby Chernobyl town