I visited Tobu Zoo in Saitama prefecture to see biological impacts of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. Though I have visited various places in Japan to see the health consequence of the accident, I can find no effect against creatures in Japan.
Tobu Zoo is Saitama's largest leisure facilities, incorporating an amusement park and zoo. The amusement zone is located in the east of the vast site while the zoo zone is located in the west. Visitors can have a close look at a pair of white tigers, a rare species, in the zoo zone. The zoo zone provides a variety of attractions on a regular basis enabling visitors to pet and feed docile animals including ring-tailed lemurs, a rare species in Japan. The amusement zone offers a variety of attractions as well, and is equipped with many pleasant facilities ranging from high-speed equipment to a classic merry-go-round. The facilities include a go-cart circuit named Afri-Cart, where visitors can ride the go-carts and drive around live animals, and the world's first wooden water roller coaster named Regina.
So I visited Tobu zoo to see effects of the accident against animals which eat Japanese foods.
Fortunately, I could see them grown up safely and I couldn't find any impact of the accident. It seems that there is no problem for childbirth and child-rearing in Saitama, Japan.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on April 15, 2015.