|Insects developed wings during the course of their evolution, rose into the air and become the most abundant and successful animals on earth. Wings show various shapes and colours and play a vital role not only in migration but also in courtship behaviour.
||Cetorhinus maximus, or basking shark, is the second largest fish in the world. This stuffed specimen is 8.3 meters in length, and was caught off the coast of Wakamatsu Ward in 1993.
||Leatherbacks are the largest extant turtles, with shells 2 meters long. Unlike most turtles Leatherbacks have soft shells.
||Only 6,000 white naped cranes remain in the world, designated a globally threatened species. About 3,000 of these birds spend the winter in the Izumi Plain in Kagoshima Prefecture.