Protocol for transportation of wild animals

Exchange of animals between zoos and acquisition of animals from the wild necessitates their transportation between various locations. Such Wild animals go through high levels of stress quite often during such restraint, capture, confinement, loading, unloading and transportation process as well as while adapting to the new environment they are moved to. A need for developing protocols for transportation of animal has long been felt encompassing major issues related to movement of wild animals. The objective is to develop safe, humane, ethical and professional transportation protocols of wild animals.