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Did Chernobyl cause this? by woxys Did Chernobyl cause this? by woxys
Today I saw a documentary about wolves living in a Chernobyl area - this one seems to be really hit by radiation XD
Arctic wolf (Canis lupus arctos, vlk arkticky) from ZOO Brno, Czech republic :D one year old guy and a puppy :D
Here you can see first photos of baby wolf puppies born in 2012 - [link] :love: And a journal with photos of wolf mating: [link]




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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos)
Location: Canadian Arctic and the northern parts of Greenland
Size: 1.8 m long, 79 cm high weight: 75 kg
Diet: Caribou, musk oxen, Arctic Hares, seals, ptarmigan, lemmings. Arctic wolves eat all their prey, also its bones and fur
Conservation status: common. They still live in the whole of its original range, because local conditions are too extreme for humans.
Interesting facts: mother gives birth to some 2-3 pups in May. Pups are born almost black as they get older, colour of their fur turns to white. Adults are completely white, even in summer | arctic wolves live in the pack of some 7-10 members. Only alpha male and alpha female mate | arctic wolves have shorter ears and nose than other wolves species. They also have thicker fur, shorter legs | they do not run too fast, their advantage is persistence
ZOO: to see exhibit of arctic wolves, click Here ;)

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:icondragon-of-seth:
dragon-of-seth Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's Moon Moon, oh gosh!
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Wolvenlights Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
XD I LOVE the facial expression. Very impressive to snag a picture like this in the middle of shaking ^~^
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:iconchapawee13:
Chapawee13 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That wolf's face is priceless! :lmao:
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REINDE-ER Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
God dammit Moon Moon.
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:iconllykos:
Llykos Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
:XD: Moon Moon!
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SeberHusky Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's the derpwolf!
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:iconkrowing:
Krowing Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
LMAO XDD
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:iconrinoa-lamoen:
Rinoa-Lamoen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Hahaha really awesome capture!! <3<3
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Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Looks like a very silly wolf XD
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:iconarcnova:
arcnova Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Correct me if I'm wrong but this is just a picture of a wolf shaking out his fur is it not? He looks really silly, lol :)
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
of course :giggle:
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:iconarcnova:
arcnova Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hilarious how much it's got people going, epic in fact. I salute you my friend. In fact I think I may watch you. (not in a creepy way at all)
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
thank you :nod:
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:iconarcnova:
arcnova Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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ASmallGlimmer Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry, but i don't find your title amusing, its actually kind of disrespectful.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I respect your opinion ;)
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:iconkate44:
kate44 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Really funny :)
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:iconbigpolarfox:
BigPolarFox Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Whoa, it looks really.. twisted?
Shutter speed 1/1000 & ISO 1600? That's why I thinked it's really a mutation. No ditherin' on a wolf, but his tail. So, shake movement's not visible.
Just how old's he? Even if there was a mutation, it might went out in a few generations. As far as I know, rad level in Chernobyl much lesser now (exponential progression decrease). Still dangerous, but some people tryin' to live on borderlands.
And if this' a joke - this' bad one. Our family's friend told me how he worked on the ruins of a reactor - some divisions of a Soviet Army was mobilized for that duty. Even now he can't forget this. Weird.
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reedymanedkelpie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
I agree. A lot of people and animals died, quickly or slowly. And the birth defects. And the economic loss in the billions. The radiation is continuing to leave a huge 'dead zone' around the plant, and the cement tomb that covers it is already crumbling.
Fukushima will prove worse, with it's melt-throughs of two reactors which the company actually knew of from the beginning but just lied about.
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:iconbigpolarfox:
BigPolarFox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Wait... as far as I know, Fukushima station's builders aren't Japaneese?
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reedymanedkelpie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
The original designs, now outdated, were by GE (we have 23 just like them operating in the US now). GE specified the location, even though some on-site engineers had some doubts; architecture and construction was carried out by Japanese companies, and it was owned and operated by a Japanese company. The problems with siting, accidents, reporting of incidents, regulatory standards, are not unique to Fukushima -- they are par for the course in the nuclear industry worldwide. Just to name one disaster-in-waiting, there is a leaky reactor located on a fault line within 50 miles of New York City.
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BigPolarFox Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
50 miles?? And they don't care???!!!1111 Don't understand how it's possible. If that'ld blow... *knocks-the-wood* The Fukushima's xperience didn't taught'em, nor a Chernobyl?? They wanna see Fallout IRL????
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I have been always interested in Chernobyl disaster ;)
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BigPolarFox Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Well, how I saw, it affected not only a health. He was healthy, as they worked in short shifts, and every squad was there about a month, until changed by a next one. But he never likes to speak about it, all the speech like 'some returned healthy, some lost a hairs, some died in a few months' & so. Looks like it' a severe strike on psychic. Not a radiation. Fear of it, & watchin' a consequences.
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Puuronen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Funny image! Well done!
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Silverbloodwolf98 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw program about Chernobyl area and wolves,they wasn't ill at all,they were great and their puppies were great,but yes,they had much radiation in ...."body" ? Huh
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vulturandes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ja ja ja XD!! :squeee:
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Shadow-o-Rabby Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   General Artist
#x-Wolf-Paws-x has chosen to feature your piece. This has been placed in our featured folder at this time.
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Ayashi-saama Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
<3 So lovely :D
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rebelwolfchris Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Teehee! Is he shaking? Like shaking water off?
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whitebaltowolf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Wolves lived in the chernobyl area? Nice lol well not nice but yah lol
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
It's not radiation, that wolf is clearly possessed. :giggle:
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Ioialoha Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
this really is a fantastic shot. LOL took me a sec to realize just what the cute bugger is doing!
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kiomaru1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Artist
poor wolf =X
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warriorbunbunny Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Libegon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
This is a pretty cute shot, but the joke about Chernobyl is pretty... well, stupid, to put it nicely. The damage from stuff like that isn't something to joke about and you really could've left it out. :disbelief:
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TheComicStream Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw a documentary like this as well, the wolves were able to live in the area without any effect on their bodies to the radiation as far as anyone could see. This is just a joke, and the wolves are actually pretty healthy.
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Libegon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I know that the wolf in the picture is from a zoo, and isn't affected by radiation, but I still find it offensive to anyone who might have been affected by Chernobyl. The catastrophe was so bad that from going to Chernobyl, you can reach the lethal dose of radiation from within a few hours, from what I know (in the control room of the plant, it only takes about 10-20 minutes).

From what I've read, most of the animals seem to be doing fine, except for some of the more colorful species of birds there, but I, as I already said, don't think it's okay to joke about something so serious.
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TheComicStream Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I get your point. I hadn't really thought of it like that before. The way I always thought of it, was that the wildlife was thriving there, and the good was coming through and overcoming the radiation, you know? Good conquiring the bad and all that. But I get your point, and it's a good one.
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
hm, I respect your opinion, but I will keep the title :)
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:iconthecomicstream:
TheComicStream Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw a documentary like that as well, and your joke was just a joke on the wolves appearance. The documentary I watched mentioned that the wolves were able to live in the area without any effect on their bodies and they were perfectly healthy, so I see no big deal with it. Carry on, carry on.
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I think so, thanks!
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WotutuMummy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I had the same thought initially. But well, part of art is to rouse emotion in people :hug:
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carcinogen75 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
muahaha!!)))))
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lilstrawberry14 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I loved this, just for the title. Mutation it kick ass :|
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Shin001 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought, that it was really cute~
Well from far away, but seeing these precious animals in a state like that, it's actually poor, and sad.
They didn't really have to suffer like this, it's the "man" whose at fault, pretty much, it's "man" who kill almost anything.

Though if it's about the photo.
The photo is great, especially the information.
Canon is awesome!

By the way, is that a puppy? Because I can't quite pinpoint if it's a puppy or a fully grown one.
All I know is that Arctic Wolves are "big" and totally different in size on other wolves.
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Faile-Vandamer Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
The animals around the Chernobyl area aren't suffering they're flourishing. I saw a documentary on it myself. The radiation doesn't effect them enough to make them sick, due to the average life span of deer and wolves. So what's happened in the area is the ecosystem is naturally balancing so deer and wolves flourish between one another.

This is just a picture of a wolf mid shake, he's not poor or sad at all.

Just thought you might want to know, the whole thing turned our pretty well for the local fauna.
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Shin001 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see~ That's good to hear~
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
not that different :) it was a youngers and it is not poor, there is nothing sad about its state...
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:iconshin001:
Shin001 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thanks for that! :iconfinallyplz:
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