BIG PIC: Turkish Cargo flies giraffes to Tehran from Johannesburg
Turkish Cargo has relocated three young giraffes from Johannesburg to Tehran via an Istanbul connecting flight.
During the flight, the 16-month old giraffes were accompanied by their keepers, veterinarians and IATA Live Animals Regulation-certificated personnel from Turkish Cargo.
The three giraffes are the latest exotic animals to be flown internationally by Turkish Cargo. In the past month, it has relocated 10 lions, seven of which were cubs, from Johannesburg to Pakistan, 10 giraffes to Bangladesh, four elephants to the United Arab Emirates, and three monkeys from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Ukraine.
All the animals were flown aboard chartered air freighters via Istanbul.