Subsequent to the shipment of giraffe and little white whale, China Airlines was again entrusted with greater responsibility in shipping four successfully Taiwan self-bred Potos Flavus - Kinkajou from Taipei to Hong Kong on December 10, 2002 via CI665 and then, from Hong Kong to Beijing's zoo via Air China. In other words, China Airlines has become the first carrier for engaging in animal exchange between the two sides of Taiwan Strait which has opened up a new horizon for the exchange of animal protection between the two sides of Taiwan Strait.
During the process of transporting live animals in the past, China Airlines' air cargo has been well recognized by the international animal protection specialists for its special know-how as well as its perfectionist attitude. As to the assignment of transporting Potos Flavus - Kinkajou, it has again enabled China Airlines to be the first carrier engaging in such shipment as it is the first experience of animal exchange between the two sides of Taiwan Strait enabling China Airlines to work with Air China for completing the shipment.
For the four Potos Flavus - Kinkajou entrusted for shipment this time, they are originally from Central and South Americas weighing approximately from 3 to 6kgs. Thus, for the loading case of Potos Flavus - Kinkajou, their height is to allow little honey bears to stand up straight normally and meanwhile, it is expected to allow for enough room for little honey bears to move around in terms of width and space. Furthermore, the temperature along the way is to be controlled comfortably for Potos Flavus - Kinkajou to stay in. Relevant details have been clearly stipulated in the IATA Live Animals Regulations in order to ensure comfort and flight safety for the live animal shipped.
During the shipment of Potos Flavus - Kinkajou, there is cold front hitting Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei which has led to difficulties for shipment transported. Not only has the temperature to be well controlled along the way, the Potos Flavus - Kinkajou are to be tactfully guarded during transit of the loading and unloading procedures in order to prevent possibility of harmness induced by low temperature. All of our cargo team members in Taipei and Hong Kong have taken full initiative to ensure comfort and safety of the Potos Flavus - Kinkajou for reaching their final destination - Beijing. Meanwhile, the cargo team members of China Airlines have devoted their technical know-how in terms of animal exchange between the two sides of Taiwan Strait as well as animal protection.