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Flying rhino

[ October 13, 2016   //   ]

The live animal department of international freight forwarder a. hartrodt (Belgium) is doing its bit for global conservation by moving a young rhino from a German zoo via Brussels airport to Australia.

The beast, which despite its youth weighed a hefty 1100kg (3150kg including its transport box) was destined for a breeding facility Down Under to broaden the genetic diversity of the Australian rhino population and ensure its survival.

The Australian government has very strict regulations on import of live animals so the project had to be carefully planned and all paperwork meticulously completed before the animal was able to take off.  In addition, a. hartrodt had to comply with the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.