Isle of Man News - POSTED Wed 19-03-2014

Animal magic

by Joanne Clague

Animal magic - picture

The Steam Packet Company has catered for some out of the ordinary passengers this week, helping to transport animals to and from the Curraghs wildlife park as part of the park's ongoing commitment to healthy breeding programmes.

A roul-roul partridge was taken to Lakeland wildlife oasis, while two ring-tailed lemurs, a kookaburra and two dik-diks antelopes that had travelled from the Netherlands were ferried to the Curraghs.

Steam Packet chief executive Mark Woodward said: 'We have been very pleased to support the Curraghs Wildlife Park and assist with animal transfers, which last year included an African crested porcupine and a Great White pelican, and were delighted to welcome our latest guests on board.

'Although animals like these are a little unusual on our vessels, we are experienced and prepared to provide transport for all kinds of passengers and freight and are always happy to discuss any special requirements our customers may have.'


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