FedEx Panda Express Delivers Giant Pandas to Chengdu
CHENGDU, February 5, 2010 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, donated the use of its extensive global transportation network to ship two giant pandas from the United States to Chengdu, mainland China.
Tai Shan, a four-and-a-half-year-old male panda born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and Mei Lan, a three-year-old female panda born at Zoo Atlanta, landed at China’s Chengdu Shuangliu Airport at 16:30 pm onboard a custom-decaled FedEx 777 Freighter (777F)—known as the FedEx Panda Express. Upon arrival, the pandas were transported to their new homes in Chengdu—Tai Shan to the China Conservation and Research Center’s Wolong Nature Reserve, and Mei Lan to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
“We are pleased to offer our logistical expertise to safely and comfortably deliver Tai Shan and Mei Lan to
“Given our experience shipping pandas, it is only natural that we deliver these national treasures to
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