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Pair of endangered Himalayan bears take to the skies to Jordan

TWO 17-year old highly-endangered Himalayan brown bears, Bubloo and Suzie, recently took the flight of a lifetime and have safely arrived at Al Ma'wa for Nature and Wildlife in Jordan

17 January 2021 - 19:00
TWO 17-year old highly-endangered Himalayan brown bears, Bubloo and Suzie, recently took the flight of a lifetime and have safely arrived at Al Ma'wa for Nature and Wildlife in Jordan.

After months of extensive preparation, which included health checks, planning of routes, customs clearance and training for the bears, DHL Global Forwarding and FOUR PAWS, a global animal welfare organization, had the enviable task of transporting the two bears to their new home on December 17.



Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific, commented: 'Being able to leverage our logistics expertise, temperature-controlled capabilities and customs clearance solutions to help animals, such as Bubloo and Suzie, relocate brings another perspective to our mission of 'Connecting People, Improving Lives'.



'The successful move, like so many others that we have done, might have required more elaborate planning but brought the teams so much satisfaction. We are glad that the bears are settling in their new home in time to ring in the New Year,' said



DHL chauffeured Bubloo and Suzie, weighing 120 kilogrammes and 90 kilogrammess respectively, to the Islamabad International Airport in custom-built cages that adhere to the International Air Transport Association's regulations. From there, they boarded their flight to Jordan with a short layover in Doha.



'We are pleased to report that, after their first-class flight experience that ended at the Queen Alia International Airport, Bubloo and Suzie are thriving in their new home,' DHL said in a statement.


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