2022-11-16 13:00:00

How to transport a 193kg gorilla overseas

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ZSL London Zoo: How to transport a 193kg gorilla overseas

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A critically endangered gorilla has travelled to London Zoo on a first-class flight from Tenerife.

The 18-year-old 193kg silverback named Kiburi was delivered by DHL Express for an international breeding programme.

Kiburi, who travelled from Zoo Loro Parque in Tenerife, made a 1,903-mile door-to-door journey - travelling in a custom-built crate supported by a team of zookeepers, aircraft engineers, cargo handlers, security teams, pilots and drivers.

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