Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Turkish Airlines Cargo makes room for penguins and lions
Turkish Airlines Cargo recently took on some rare passengers in the form of 20 Humboldt Penguins from the Riga Zoo in Latvia to the Public Oceanic Aquarium in China to be kept under better conditions for survival of the species.
Humboldt Penguins are one of the 11 penguin species threatened with extinction and listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, affiliated with the United Nations.
Turkish Cargo also transported six lion cubs to Bangladesh and 14 adult lions to China. Accompanied by IATA’s Live Animals Regulations certificated personnel and veterinarian, all animals were transported safely and humanely.
The thriving sub-brand of the flag carrier Turkish Airlines, Turkish Cargo, not only offers live animal transportation services to 120 countries worldwide, but also contributes to wildlife survival. In November 2017, Turkish Airlines signed the "United For Wildlife (Buckingham Palace) Declaration (UFW)" for the purpose of preventing illegal wildlife trade, highlighting itscognizance of the live animal transportation processes and animal rights.