White rhinos wing their way from Israel to Russia
At the request of Charter Green Light Moscow, Volga-Dnepr Airlines used its live animal transport expertise to convey two southern white rhinos from Tel Aviv (Israel), to Russia. The animals will now reside in one of Russia's largest zoos in Rostov-on-Don, which participates in international programmes for the preservation of rare and endangered animals.
The airline’s modernised IL-76TD-90VD freighter was deployed to ensure that the correct temperature and pressure were maintained during the flight. The aircraft’s low-noise engines also contributed to the comfort of the rhinos during their journey.
Volga-Dnepr also participated in flying pandas from China to Finland: Find this and other news in today's ITJ 07-08/2018! (ah)