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(Sabah Newspaper, 9 September 2011)
Turkish Airlines (THY) has carried rhinoceroses for the first time in its history.
The transport of the rhinoceroses was accomplished aboard Boeing-777 and
Airbus-330 type aircraft via the Johannesburg-Istanbul-New York route.
THY has shared all the details and photographs of the rhinoceroses'
interesting journey on its Facebook page.
Prior to departing from Johannesburg, the six rhinos were sedated by their
handlers, using the requisite medicines. They were loaded onto the aircraft
in containers prepared in accordance with conditions established by IATA
and CITES. The six rhinos will live in a secure fashion in three different zoos
in America and they all reached their destinations in fine health.