DHL has successfully transported two manatees, by air, from Cincinnati to Orlando.
The movement of the animals was part of the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s ‘Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership’, a programme designed to rescue and treat sick, injured and orphaned manatees before releasing them back into the wild.
Manatees Miles and Matthew were accompanied by two members of staff from The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during their flight to Orlando. At the destination, the SeaWorld Orlando care team was ready to transport and release the manatees into the wild in Florida.
Cain Moodie, senior vice president of network operations, DHL Express Americas, commented: “DHL has been working with the Cincinnati Zoo for many years and is always honored to play a key logistics role in the effort to return and release manatees into the wild.
“The DHL team reviewed every detail of the transport to ensure that Miles and Matthew received VIP treatment for their safe return all the way home.”