DHL delivers nine gorillas back to the wild

UK to Brussels and down to Lagos Nigeria up to Franceville Gabon succeeded by a special equipped Boeing 767 and the final part of the trip by a helicopter. 
DHL delivers nine gorillas back to the wild and according to DHL, in addition to the animals, which have a combined weight of 620kg, no less than 1,200 kg of food and veterinarian equipment accompanied them on their journey home to the wild.
To accommodate the gorillas’ transport schedule, DHL reassigned two different aircraft from their regular flying schedule and temporarily reconfigured its global network to ensure they could be delivered in as tight a timeframe as possible.
Phil Couchman, CEO of DHL Express UK & Ireland commented: “It’s no mean feat moving a family of nine gorillas across the world. This is an extremely important cause and a great logistical undertaking for DHL – our priority throughout the operation has been the safety and well being of the animals. In working closely with The Aspinall Foundation, a world-leading conservation charity, to prepare for the move, we ensured the smoothest possible journey for the gorillas.”


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