August 4, 2011
It’s regretful to say but this news ended up not a true story. The rescue group did NOT take them out of the 20km no-go zone as they said they were, but just went to feed them…
There are many exagerated stories around on the internet and I thought I was careful… So I’m sorry for misinforming the readers, but the ostriches were not rescued out of the zone unfortunately. But they are still alive as of this moment.
There was an ostrich farm located just 3km (about 2 miles) away from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. When people evacuated the area on March 11, 2011, thirty ostriches were left alone.
On July 10, 2011, now famous Hoshi Family for carrying out animal rescues within the forbidden area, entered the no-go zone yet again and rescued twelve ostriches that were still alive!
Where they were taken to is not known, but at least the ostriches lives are now safe. Initially, Hoshi Family was worried they would have a hard time catching them, but apparently these ostriches were so tamed to people that they kept following wherever humans were going. 🙂