FedEx Is Shipping 2 Pandas Across The Globe Today. Here’s How…
On March 25, two very unusual passengers will take a flight from China to Canada. And among other concerns, the passengers have very specific dietary restrictions for their in-flight meal.
“A couple hundred kilos of bamboo, another 100 kilos of bamboo shoots, 50 kilos of apples, and 20 kilos of fresh water,” says David Lange, managing director of aircraft charters at FedEx, describing the in-flight snacks these passengers—a pair of giant pandas named Er Shun and Da Mao—will be requiring.
Most of us have used FedEx at one time or another and are familiar with the pleasing feeling of tearing open one of those iconic, branded boxes. Few realize, however, that FedEx’s charter business will ship just about anything—increasingly, in the age of same-day Amazon deliveries, we expect to be able to do so. So long as your “package” meets safety and size constraints, FedEx has endeavored to help you ship it across the globe. Even if it’s a pair of giant pandas.