Wild boars now roam the streets of deserted towns, making it difficult for people to come home after the Fukushima nuclear accident.
Thirty years after Russia's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded and released massive amounts of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, driving human inhabitants to permanently abandon the area, this so-called "dead zone" has become home to multiple thriving wildlife populations.
You may think that pigs will eat anything, but think again. It turns out that many porcine diners are actually picky eaters and will only enjoy a meal after it's been properly washed.
When wildlife experts discuss climate change, they usually are talking about the worrying decline of one species or another. This, however, isn't the case for European wild boars. New research has found that these pigs have enjoyed significant population growth starting more than three decades ago, and they have a warming world to thank for it.