Original news was published 15 August, 2018
Turkish Cargo has transported five white rhinos from Johannesburg to Shanghai via Istanbul.
The five rhinos, each weighing 1 tonne, were accompanied by the specialist teams and keepers on their journey to new home.
The rhinos were grown under supervision until they reach the age of 3 due to their endangered nature. While the species of white rhinos was once the most common species, they are now endangered due to illegal hunting for their horns.
The carrier mentions in the press release, “Through this operation performed to Shanghai by Turkish Cargo, it is aimed to enhance the awareness level of the Chinese people on the effect of illegal hunting on natural life balance, and the endangered species of white rhino.”