Ten years after the nuclear trouble in Fukushima, Japan, a developing opulation of animals has been discovered by researchers in its abandoned places despite the radiological contamination. On March 11, 2011, the country was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, leaving more than 20,000 deaths or missing and hundreds of thousands of destroyed houses. During the disaster, three devices at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant were also damaged and released harmful chemicals into the air. More than 100,000 people were forced to leave the area. Researchers from the University of Georgia (UGA) have observed that wildlife is growing in these abandoned places despite the contamination. In 120 days, they collected more than 267,000 photos of more than 20 kinds of animals using 106 remote cameras. These include raccoon dogs, wild boars, macaques, pheasants, foxes, and Japanese hares in the areas near the power plant. Meanwhile, scientists explained that this study only observes the radiological effect on wildlife populations as a whole and not individually.