Wolf Attack in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

On August 29, 2009, a wolf in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone attacked six workers at a sanitary facility near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The wolf, which exhibited signs of rabies, rushed the workers before they had time to get to safety.

As a result of the attack, four workers from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and two workers from the contractor Ukrenergomontazh were injured. All victims were hospitalized in specialized health care units in Slavutych and Ivankov. Their conditions are described as satisfactory.

The wolf was later shot and killed by Chernobyl police officers in the area of the long-term waste storage facility near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Kiev area veterinarians performed tests and confirmed the wolf had rabies.

My friend Sergiy has more information on his website about wolves in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Photo courtesy of http://www.choronobyl.in.ua/