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DHL relocated "Jango" the towering giraffe to his new home

06 June, 2014

As part of its ongoing commitment to the protection of wild life, DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, has successfully completed the relocation of a male giraffe from Liege, Belgium, to its new home at the Ramat Gan Safari in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The 16-months old towering giraffe, called "Jango”, traveled 3,100 miles via DHL’s international cargo network of DHL and arrived on May 22, healthy and safe, at the Ramat Gan Safari Zoological Center in Tel Aviv where he will join his respective new herd for a breeding program.

In cooperation with Ramat Gan Safari, DHL used a special crate for the transportation of Jango. The giraffe was flown on a Boeing 747-400 cargo aircraft operated by the Israeli airline El Al and was accompanied by a team of animal keepers and veterinary physicians to secure health and safety at all times. Besides the “safety team”, the aircraft also took along a daily amount of food supply, weighing approximately 100 kilograms

“We are committed to supporting conservation and environmental causes around the world. Jango’s journey is a further opportunity for this and we are glad to have helped Ramat Gan Safari in their mission. Having in mind the requirements for transporting the tallest terrestrial animal on earth, it also gives us the chance to show that we can handle even the most unusual cargo transport”, says Rafi Rozalis, CEO DHL Global Forwarding Israel.

Jango will join a herd of seven giraffes for a breeding program at Ramat Gan Safari. Giraffes are classified as “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, although some subspecies are classified as endangered. The Ramat Gan Safari takes care of the largest collection of wildlife in the Middle East. Besides the Safari area, visitors have also access to a modern outdoor zoo.

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics Company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.
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