The Fukushima Red-Zone Baby Cow
Tokyo, May 7th, 2012
We have briefly met Mr. Naoto Matsumura, aka “the Buddha of Fukushima” on the last day of Golden Week, at the TEPCO headquarters in Tokyo.
Mr. Naoto Matumura had provided us a photo of the little cow we previously reported on. On April 17th, the cow was born with a lot of difficulties, inside the FFZ (Fukushima Forbidden-Zone), within the group of other cows Mr. Matsumura is taking care of. The exact number of cows is unknown but we believe the total number should be around 400.
The mother-cow was extremely ill, and Mr. Matsumura thought her progenitor was dead even before birth. However it came to life for a brief moment. It lived 3 days, after being transported outside the red-zone, to the closest town’s animal hospital, in Miharu town. The cow died at the hospital.
(Photo: Kyodo News)