Normally an invitation to holiday with the wild dogs of radioactive Chernobyl in Ukraine would attract only a courageous few. But in the era of the coronavirus, even this outlandish tourist attraction has moved online, proving an unlikely hit and attracting up to 30 visitors a day. From £42 a head for an hour, people are logging into the video-conferencing tool Zoom to watch Lucas Hixson, an environmental scientist, frolic with, feed and film the stray dogs in the deserted towns and forests surrounding the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Without leaving the comfort of their living rooms, animal lovers from America to Japan are tuning in to join the pack.
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