I visited Honolulu Zoo to see biological impacts of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant accident. Though I have visited various places in the world to see the health consequences of the accident, I have never found any effect against creatures living there. However, there is a little concern that radioactive materials will be brought to overseas by the wind or ocean current. So we have to see the effects against overseas too.
The Honolulu Zoo is Located between the slopes of Diamond Head and Waikiki at the corner of Kapahulu Avenue and Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii.
The mission of the Honolulu Zoo is to inspire the stewardship of our living world by providing meaningful experiences to the guests. The Zoo emphasizes Pacific Tropical ecosystems and the values of caring and hospitality.
The Zoo is 42 acres and home to 905 different animals from the tropics. Komodo Dragons, orang-utans, elephants, primates, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and a variety of African animals can be seen daily. It is the wildest place in Waikiki.
Generally speaking, animal's growths are so fast than human beings that they are more sensitive to radioactive materials of the environment than us. So I visited Honolulu Zoo to see effects of the accident against creatures which are grown up by Hawaiian food and water. Fortunately, I could see them grown up safely and I couldn't find any impact of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. It seems that there is no problem for childbirth and child-rearing in Hawaii, USA.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on May 19, 2015.
米国オアフ島にあるホノルル動物園の広大な敷地では、自然に近い状態で多数の動物たちが暮らしている。貴重な熱帯動物が多数展示されており、Siamang Gibbon, Gharial, Marabou Stork, Golden Lion Tamarinなど日本では見る機会の少ない動物を見ることが出来た。