Croc Encounters is a known shipper with Delta Airlines. We are able to ship alligators, and other reptiles using Delta Cargo. The animal must be placed in a shipping appropriate container, and dropped off at an airport that accepts Delta packages.
Once you have contacted us, we would give you a variety of options of times and dates of flights and together we would choose a direct flight. One of our representatives would pick up the animal at the Tampa International Airport. You can find out if there is an airport near you that Delta flies into
Direct Pickup: Having our representatives directly pick-up your animal and transport it back to the sanctuary is an option.
There may be costs associated with this, but depending on your location and ability to handle the animal, this may be the best choice.
Drop-Off: If you are able to transport the animal directly to our facilities, we can arrange drop-off. You must contact us in order to schedule a time and date before coming to the sanctuary with your animal.
Animals from outside of Florida may require special permits for transport into the state. We are not able to accept animals obtained from an illegal source.
Other Shipping Options: There are a variety of other options available for animal shipment.