June 25, 2018: Istanbul-based carrier Turkish Cargo has just relocated 3 giraffes from Johannesburg to Tehran, by means of a connecting flight via Istanbul.
During the flight, the 16-months old giraffes also known as the tallest animal were accompanied by their keepers, veterinarians and IATA Live Animals Regulation (International Air Transport Association – Live Animals Regulations) certificated personnel of Turkish Cargo.
During the recent period of one month, Turkish Cargo has victoriously relocated 10 lions, 7 of which were cubs, from Johannesburg to Pakistan, and 10 giraffes to Bangladesh, and 4 elephants to the United Arab Emirates, and 3 monkeys from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Ukraine, via Istanbul.
“The carrier carries out the transportation of live animals in compliance to the IATA LAR. It meticulously implements the documentation, encaging, labeling and marking guidelines as described under the said regulations,” said the operator in the press statement.