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Global Supplies has been at the cutting edge of delivering topclass products and services to the wildlife industry for the last 16 years. 


Together with Pneu-Dart they have generously donated an X-Caliber CO2 Projector to the Johannesburg Zoo. “This system is a leader by a long way and definitely the most widely used darting system in Africa.” says JJ van Altena.

JJ van Altena, Director of Global Supplies, presented the veterinary team with the prized rifle and reiterated the enthusiasm in given the opportunity to partner with the Zoo.

Pneu-Dart’s most recent innovation – the X-Caliber – is the most attractive and practical gas based dart projector ever built. Altena states that the X-Caliber, has become a favourite for those seeking a versatile, pressure-gauged full volume dump, lightweight projector without sacrificing range or accuracy.

The benefits of the X-Caliber are that it is quiet, dart ranges are the greatest and the most accurate, it is also the most affordable on a per shot basis.

Dr Kresen Pillay the zoo’s vet said that he is very impressed with the rifle and that it will assist with the darting of tricky animals like the wild dogs.

Ioanna Karamitsos the fundraiser thanked JJ van Altena and team for the kind donation, “this is one of the key pieces of equipment that we needed at the newly renovated, state of the art animal hospital.”

To donate to the animal hospital please contact Ioanna Telephone: 011 646 2000 ext 2242