The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.
Nearly a year after the earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, foreign journalists have been allowed into the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Deep inside the exclusion zone, some 3,000 people are working around the clock to make the plant safe again. The BBC’s Roland Buerk donned the necessary protective clothing and went inside.