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Two endangered Himalayan brown bears relocated from Pakistan to Jordan

Two endangered Himalayan brown bears relocated from Pakistan to Jordan

DHL managed the logistics of flying the animals with help from veterinary specialists Four Paws

Two 17-year old highly-endangered Himalayan brown bears have been airlifted by DHL to Al Ma’wa for Nature and Wildlife in Jordan from Pakistan.

After months of planning, which included health checks, customs clearance and training for the bears, DHL Global Forwarding and Four Paws, a global animal welfare organisation, brought the two bears, Bubloo and Susie, to their new home on December 17.

Deutsche Post DHL Group managed the logistics of flying the animals, while veterinary specialists from Four Paws, who accompanied them on the flight, provided expertise to make the journey comfortable for the bears.

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

“Our purpose at DHL is to connect people and improve lives – our furry friends included,” said Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa.

“Not many people know that it’s not as straightforward to help animals relocate and it makes this especially meaningful and fruitful for our teams when we can leverage our logistics expertise, temperature-controlled capabilities and customs clearance solutions to help Bubloo and Susie find sanctuary in their new home in Jordan.”

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On November 30, DHL and Four Paws relocated Kaavan, also known as the world’s loneliest elephant, from the Marghasar zoo in Islamabad to the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary. In previous years, DHL successfully helped four grown endangered Ussuri brown bears travel across continents from Japan to England, and sent two giant pandas on a climate-neutral journey from China to Finland.

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