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Intradco flies rhino from Europe to Indonesia for breeding programme

INTRADCO Global has successfully managed a project to air lift a 2

Intradco flies rhino from Europe to Indonesia for breeding programme
08 June 2018 - 19:06

INTRADCO Global has successfully managed a project to air lift a 2.5 ton greater one-horned rhino working in close cooperation with Mileinair and Chapman Freeborn from Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland. The rhino was transported to a new home at Batu Secret Zoo in Indonesia as part of an endangered species-breeding programme.

The male rhino Bertus was driven from Scotland to Luxembourg where he flew on a Qatar Boeing 777 freighter to Surabaya, London's Air Cargo News reported.



To ensure his comfort and well-being he was joined on board the aircraft by two veterinary professionals and two Intradco specialists who oversaw the safe loading and unloading requirements.



Born in 2008 and now reaching sexual maturity, Bertus, who has his own twitter account (@swipe_rhino), will help boost the population of rhinos.



In the past, the greater one-horned rhino could be found across the entire northern part of the Indian subcontinent. However, populations have declined drastically due to habitat destruction, sport hunting and poaching.



Speaking on behalf of Intradco Global, Tom Lamb said: 'Hopefully Bertus will be a significant boost to the endangered species breeding programme, increasing the ex-situ numbers and helping to create more awareness of the challenges these impressive animals face in the wild.'

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