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Pandas Prefer to Fly FedEx Express

January 28, 2010

Once again, FedEx has been entrusted to transport giant pandas internationally, this time from the U.S. to China.  On February 4, the “FedEx Panda Express” – a custom-decaled 777F aircraft – will take flight from Washington, D.C. with two giant pandas destined for their new homes in China. 

Tai Shan, a 4-and-a-half-year-old male panda, and Mei Lan, a 3-year-old female panda, were both born in the U.S. and will depart for China as part of broader giant panda conservation programs designed to help save this endangered species.

FedEx Express had the privilege of transporting several giant pandas in the past – including Tai Shan’s parents Mei Xiang and Tian Tian in 2000. Later, in 2003, we were again called upon to safely deliver Ya Ya and Le Le to the Memphis Zoo.
I am incredibly proud that FedEx Express is able to support this latest mission by donating our expertise and resources to transport Tai Shan and Mei Lan.  We will even be able to deliver the pandas more efficiently than ever before thanks to our new 777F aircraft.  The 777F’s longer range enables us to fly non-stop between the U.S. to China, which benefits our customers and precious cargo like Tai Shan and Mei Lan.



    adela credi says:

    I’m happy Fedex is always involve in different causes, and humanitarian causes too,I’m also very proud to work Fedex.

    Doug Fritzler says:

    kendra panada

    Bill Burchfield says:

    Once again we show we are the best……right in U.P.S. back yard………

    Carolyn says:

    Thank you for all you are doing to insure our beloved Tai Shan is safely moved to China. Tai and Mei Lan are indeed precious passengers.

    Sherrrie Roberts says:

    Bye Little American Pandas. Please have a great new life and make more Pandas.

    Esthela says:

    We are the best! Love to work for FedEx who else cares as much as we do? Nobody,
    Precious cargo has to be entrusted just to the Best Ones.

    Jane McKechnie says:

    Please take good care of our pandas. My love to Tai Shan and Mei Lan.

    Ana Rocha says:

    I’m so proud to part of FedEx family…..

    tank you guys for this wonderful service…..

    and for you, dear Tai Shan, take good care of yourself and try to be a nice boy…..(well, if you must)… and take must good care of Mei Lan…have a nice and save trip back to China.

    Cindy Priest says:

    Yep. This is one of millions of reasons why FedEx ranks in the Top 100 companies to work for …

    Abdullah says:

    Fedex rocks… yes this is one of the great reasons Fedex is the best in the world. We really care for everyone and everything.

    monique Jones says:

    I am so proud to be an employee of the world’s largest transportation company! FedEx gives back to local schools, communities, non-profit organizations, business, and cultural activities around the world. It warms my heart to see our FedEx representatives in movies, good media coverage, and seeing courier vans driving up and down the streets of Los Angeles. We stand behind our Purple Promise “ I will make every FedEx Experience Outstanding!”
    Take a bow FedEx family members…

    FedEx Hugs& Purple Packages!
    Monique Jones

    Raymond Brown says:

    Great Story……This flight shows the incredible range of services in which FedEx offers…

    JaDeane Blassingame says:

    This is absolutely, positively wonderful! we
    love repeat customers…thanks for flying the
    Panda Express.

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