Zoo & Exotic Animals

InstoneAir has a wealth of experience when it comes to transporting zoo animals and exotics, having worked with a range of organisations on various projects. Animals often need to be re-located to facilitate important conservation and breeding programmes and this can be a complex process that requires meticulous logistical planning to ensure the safety and well-being of the animals throughout the journey. Our experienced team draw on their knowledge of over 40 years in the animal air transport industry and we work closely with our clients and other experts to make sure that no detail is overlooked. We have successfully transported a range of exotics including elephant, lions and tigers. With the help of guidelines from the International Air Transport Association – Live Animal Regulations, we can also design and manufacture bespoke containers to suit each individual animal. Our services will include but are not limited to:

  • Provision of crate
  • Sourcing appropriate aircraft
  • Route planning keeping stops to a minimum
  • Arranging suitable loading method
  • Monitoring temperature and humidity
  • Provision of qualified attendants and handlers
  • Checking of CITES transit, and veterinary permits

Livestock

InstoneAir regularly transports cattle, sheep, goats and pigs and even alpaca both on charters or scheduled services worldwide. Our exclusive relationships with airline operators mean that we can find the best solution for any shipment. We provide a comprehensive service, from sourcing the aircraft to constructing appropriate livestock pens – we can offer a range of options from a single deck pen for cattle to double or triple deck pens for sheep, pigs or goats. Our services will include but are not limited to:

  • Provision of livestock pens
  • Sourcing appropriate aircraft
  • Route planning keeping stops to a minimum
  • Arranging suitable loading method
  • Monitoring temperature and humidity
  • Provision of experienced stockmen
  • Paperwork

We can supervise completion of the required documentation and through our links with government, veterinary and animal welfare organisations will ensure that continual changes in law or regulations are recorded. As with all of our shipments, animal welfare is at the forefront and our team of professionals make sure that optimum conditions are maintained for each animal throughout the journey.

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