FedEx Transports Chinese Pandas to Paris

by Carolyn Gruske

TODAY, Sunday 15th January 2012, Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France: The Chinese Giant Pandas Huan Huan and Yuan Zi, have successfully landed in France and began their journey to ZooParc de Beauval after being delivered by the ‘FedEx Panda Express’.

Their 5,000 mile, 11.5 hour journey began in Chengdu, China at theChengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and they traveled in special enclosures custom built by FedEx Express. The Pandas arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport today at 12pm and will be the first Giant Pandas to reside in the France for more than 10 years. They were accompanied by a Chinese veterinarian and animal handler as well as the managing director from ZooParc de Beauval to look after their needs throughout the journey.

These pictures show the ‘FedEx Panda Express’ Boeing 777F flight arriving at the airport and the Panda enclosures subsequently being carefully loaded into vans before they are transported to ZooParc de Beauval

This photo: Huan Huan in her Panda enclosure