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How to FedEx a Giant Panda
Smithsonian Magazine, by Jacob Brogan

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/16/2017 5:07:34 PM

Flying a panda from the United States to China is simpler than you might expect: It just takes a lot of experienced, hard-working people to pull it off. The Smithsonian National Zoo’s Nicole MacCorkle knows that first-hand, having helped transport Tai Shan to China in 2010. She and her charge were making that trip in accordance with the Chinese government’s panda loan agreement, which holds that all members of the species born abroad will travel to China around their fourth birthdays. On February 21, the 3-and-a-half-year-old, female panda Bao Bao will depart the Zoo under similar circumstances, this time in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kono, 2/16/2017 10:35:14 PM     (No. 11158990)

Nah, for its travels from zoo to zoo, have it shipped on the Panda Express corporate jet...

(And watch PeTA flip out.)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/16/2017 11:15:56 PM     (No. 11159006)

Mei Lan, ZooAtlanta´s first panda, was in that flight with the hilarious Tai Shan. I LOVE our oandas!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: frede, 2/16/2017 11:27:24 PM     (No. 11159015)

Isn´t a 777 a bit of overkill? Its big enough to fly a half a hundred.

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