A major animal transport operation took place across Europe: five tigers have being transferred from the rescue centre AAP Primadomus in the small town of Villena, in South-East Spain, to Isle of Wight Zoo, in the English Channel. This long journey is the last for a group of animals with too many miles on their backs; before being rescued by AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP), they had been part of a traveling circus show.
AAP’s CEO David van Gennep explains: “Moving five big cats from Alicante to the Isle of Wight is a massive logistical operation, and one that has to be done with the highest animal welfare and security standards. Our trucks will cross Spain and France, transfer to the Eurostar in Calais to pass the Eurotunnel, drive along the English South coast and, for the last leg of the trip, take the ferry to Isle of Wight. Not something for the faint of heart.”