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Today, the French ZooParc de Beauval and the logistics & express parcel company, FedEx Express, published an official statement about the upcoming loan of Chinese giant panda couple.
FedEx Express agreed to fly three-year-old Huan Huan (female) and her male partner Yuan Zi (same age) from Chengdu Airport to Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport using their latest FedEx Panda Express. The flight is scheduled to be non-stop and will be carried out with a custom-built Boeing 777F.
Gerald P. Leary, President of FedEx Express, Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, said that FedEx was “honoured to lend [its] expertise and capabilities in welcoming the arrival of the pandas to France.”
According to the express parcel provider, the Boing 777F is highly fuel-efficient. The plane has also been described as the world’s largest twin-engine cargo aircraft. After the latest Panda arrival in Edinburgh Zoo back in January 2011, the Panda Express is going to fly out once again.
"With the arrival of the giant pandas, ZooParc de Beauval has further cemented its role in the future conservation of one of the world's most endangered species. This is the beginning of a fruitful, long-term partnership and cooperation which will drive research and conservation programs between Beauval and the Chengdu panda base," confirmed Rodolphe Delord, Chief Executive ZooParc de Beauval.
The public is going to be excluded from the departure and arrival of the FedEx Panda Express due to reasons of security.
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Source: FedEx Express