Cargolux Airlines International has flown four tigers to Hanoi to support the effort to ensure the survival of the endangered animals in Vietnam.
The airline used its CV Alive product to transport the three female and one male Indochinese Tigers from the Czech Republic to Luxembourg and onwards to Hanoi onboard a Boeing 747 Freighter to safety in their new home at Hanoi Zoo. Cargolux says the aircraft offers the ideal conditioned environment for the animals, including ventilation and temperature control systems.
CV Alive guarantees specialised care by qualified staff and is International Air Transport Association Live Animal Regulations and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species certified.
Indochinese Tigers, known as Hổ Đông Dương in Vietnam, are increasingly endangered, with around 600 left in the wild, with their natural habitat decreasing due to decade-long conflicts, growing urbanisation and expanding agriculture.