Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

FedEx makes Panda delivery


FedEx Express made a special delivery of two Giant Pandas to Edinburgh Zoo from Chengdu, China.

The Pandas Tian Tian (aka Sweetie) and Yang Guang (aka Sunshine) had a 10 hour journey in special enclosures custom built by FedEx Express.  It flew them on its “FedEx Panda Express” Boeing 777F, and then delivered them from the airport in vans, all with Panda liveries.

In-flight meals of bamboo, apples, carrots, a special panda cake and mineral water were served to the pandas who spent the journey eating snacks and snoozing.  Tian Tian and Yang Guang were accompanied by a veterinarian and two animal handlers from Edinburgh Zoo and the Bifengxia Panda Base to look after their needs throughout the journey.

They will be the first Giant Pandas to reside in the UK for more than 17 years.