Endangered white rhinos flown from SA to China by Turkish Cargo.
Five white rhinos, each weighing about one ton, have been transported from Johannesburg to Shanghai via Istanbul by Turkish Cargo.
The operation was carried out under the supervision of specialised teams and keepers. White rhinos are endangered due to illegal hunting for their horns and the presence of these animals in China is designed to raise awareness about their plight and about the disastrous effect of poaching.
Turkish Cargo only performs live animal carrying operations between qualified zoos and private institutions or acknowledged preservation and rehabilitation centers in order to prevent illegal animal trafficking. Its operations are carried out in strict adherence to IATA’s Live Animals Regulations which detail acceptance, storage and shipment processes and provide documentation, encaging, labelling and marking guidelines.