HEBRON, Ky. - It was quite the transport at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Saturday as DHL Express handlers transported a male Sumatran tiger.
The tiger was flown into the airport from the Akron Zoo to make his way to his new home in London. ZSL London Zoo is hoping to breed Sumatran tigers as part of a wider conservation program. The zoo enlisted the help of DHL Express to transport two tigers.
A female tiger named Melati was transported last month. The male tiger, Jae-Jae, will join her in London Sunday.
A dedicated zookeeper from ZSL London Zoo traveled with each tiger. Space was also made on board for comfort items and food, including 2 gallons of water and around 10 lbs of meat.
Bespoke traveling crates were created for the tigers, equipped with infrared cameras to allow each tiger’s on-board keeper to monitor their well-being throughout the journey.
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