White-naped Crane | Kagoshima City's Hirakawa Zoo
Every Year, They Migrate to Izumi!
After breeding in southeastern Siberia and northeastern China, the white-naped cranes migrate to Izumi, located in northern Kagoshima. Every year, around 3,000 migrate here, which is estimated to be over half of the world population of white-naped cranes. They are designated as an endangered species, and breeding activity takes place here at Hirakawa Zoo. Males and females are kept together in their coop and can sometimes be seen courting each other with wooing cries. See for yourself what kind of sounds they make to show their love.
Cranes of the World Zone