I visited Nogeyama zoo to see biological impacts of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident.
Nogeyama zoo was established in 1951 at Nogeyama park which is located at Yokohama city, Kanagawa prefecture. The area of the zoo is 3.3 ha and park is 9.6 ha. There are about 90 species and 1500 individual of animals, which including Giraffe, Camel, Zebra, Lion, Bear, Tiger, Chimpanzee, Ostrich, Swan and so on. And many kinds of reptiles are kept in the reptile house.
Generally speaking, animals grow up more quickly than human beings, so they are more sensitive to radioactive materials from the environment than us. Fortunately, I saw them born here and grown up safely and I couldn't find any impact of the accident. I think that there is no problem for childbirth and child-rearing in Kanagawa prefecture.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on March 18, 2013.
They grow up safely.