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Turkish Cargo flies lions and endangered penguins to new homes

Turkish Cargo recently transported 20 Humboldt Penguins, one of the eleven penguin species threatened with extinction, to the Public Oceanic Aquarium in China from the Riga Zoo.

The air cargo carrier transported the penguins on a connecting flight via Istanbul.

The penguins, transported to China were accompanied by the Turkish Cargo's IATA Live Animals Regulations (LAR) certificated personnel and veterinarian.

Meanwhile, the air cargo carrier also transported six lion cubs, accompanied by the IATA Live Animals Regulations (LAR) certificated keepers and veterinarian, to Bangladesh and 14 adult lions to China.

 By ratifying the "United For Wildlife (Buckingham Palace) Declaration (UFW)" during the recent months for the purpose of preventing illegal wildlife trade and increasing the industrial awareness thereto, Turkish Airlines has highlighted its cognizance of the live animal transportation processes and animal rights, said an official release.

With regard to live animal transportation services through 120 countries worldwide, Turkish Cargo takes the IATA LAR regulations as a reference for the acceptance, storage and shipment processes; and strictly implements the documentation, packing, labeling and marking guidelines, as described under the said regulations during the course of performance of the live animal transportation process.


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