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FedEx ships giant panda from US to China

FedEx Express has successfully shipped giant panda Bao Bao from Washington D.C. in the US to Chengdu in China.
Bao Bao landed at China’s Chengdu Shuangliu Airport on February 22 at 6:59 pm onboard a custom-decalled FedEx B777 Freighter (B777F) known as the FedEx Panda Express.
Upon arrival, she was transported to her new home in Sichuan province, the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda’s Dujiangyan City Reserve.
“It’s a great honour for FedEx Express to be able to support this latest mission by donating our expertise and resources, and to be entrusted once again with such a valuable and symbolic shipment,” said Karen Reddington, President, FedEx Express Asia Pacific. “We’ve assisted with giant panda shipments several times in the past and have considerable experience of managing the process, which involves months of planning and cross-disciplinary teamwork. Transporting Bao Bao is also an act of good global citizenship that leverages our unique network and specialised capabilities to help connect the world.”

Bao Bao
Bao Bao

Bao Bao, a three-and-a-half-year-old female panda born in August 2013 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, is the offspring of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, both currently living in the US.
FedEx provided a dedicated aircraft to bring Bao Bao’s brother Tai Shan to China in 2010, and her parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, to the United States in 2000.
Sydney’s Port Botany recently received a giraffe traveling between Auckland and New South Wales’ Mogo Zoo.

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