Travel & Permits

You want to take an animal where?

Leave the details to us.

Experience Counts. YOU CAN’T GET EVERY SHOT YOU WANT AT HOME. THE NATURE OF THE FILM INDUSTRY MEANS TRAVELING TO DISTANT AND SOMETIMES REMOTE OR EXOTIC LOCATIONS. WE LOVE THE TRAVEL AND THE ADVENTURE OF FILMMAKING! PUTTING HUMAN ACTORS AND REGULAR EQUIPMENT ON A PLANE HEADED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IS EASY – ANIMAL ACTORS ARE A VERY DIFFERENT STORY.

Instinct takes this process in stride and makes the travel process easy for our clients. Once you tell us where you want to film, we will take care of the rest. We’ve travelled animal actors by land, air, and sea, in North America, across Europe and Asia, and all across the world. To clients like you, the constant changes in travel regulations and restrictions for animals, both domestically and internationally, can make even the simplest film project seem impossible. By keeping up to date with the newest regulation procedures and permit requirements, we make the daunting task of shipping animals around the world completely worry free so you can focus on your end goal.

International Air Transport Association

Whether you need wolves to Russia or pelicans to Greece, we will provide everything from the specified travel containers to the foreign permits and paperwork needed.

Instinct is the only animal company to have successfully negotiated government approved, quarantine safe facilities in both China and New Zealand, allowing our clients to film outside of regulated studio shooting.

Global Coverage for Animal Transport

Instinct is a long term member of USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), CAZA (Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and CITES (Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species).

Whenever we transport any type of animal, it is always under the guidelines of IATA (International Air Transport Association). This organization is recognized worldwide by organizations like CITES, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the European Union for its high standards and commitment to animal welfare.

Beating the Language Barrier

We have translators and affiliate offices in several countries who can prepare documents in various languages including French, Russian, German, Spanish, Chinese and more.

Over the years, we have formed close relationships with bonded Customs Brokers around the world, so if you need a sudden last minute ATA Carnet document, an after-hours border crossing or an airport veterinarian clearance check, we can help you.

Our award winning wolves are ready for your next project

When you hire Instinct, you not only hire professional animal trainers, you hire people who love and understand movie making.