Shipping 7 Chimpanzees To A Rescue Sanctuary
When seven chimpanzees were stranded in California, we teamed up with Save the Chimps to transport the “Sunrise Seven” to their forever home in Florida.
The seven chimpanzees, dubbed the “Sunrise Seven,” consist of a family of five and two bachelors. To bring them safely to their new home over 4,000 km away, Save the Chimps contacted us at FedEx to help with transportation. Vanilla, Shake, Cayleb, Ernesta, Jacob, Jeff, and Magic all arrived safely, joining other chimpanzees on one of the islands after a two-month mandatory quarantine.
“We salute FedEx and Pero Family Farms for their help in this emergency rescue. These magnificent chimpanzees, our closest relatives in the animal world, deserve to live in a safe place where they can thrive.”
The urgent transfer was orchestrated by the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) in conjunction with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, which assumed control of the shuttered wildlife facility three years ago. It was NAPSA who set up the “Chimpanzees in Need” emergency fundraising campaign that made possible the transfer of the Sunrise Seven and dozens of other chimps from the closed compound.
At FedEx, we’re no stranger to unusual shipments, having transported many endangered animals for conservation and emergency medical treatment, including giant pandas, white tigers, dolphins, crocodiles and more.
We transported this precious cargo as a part of our FedEx Cares “Delivering for Good” initiative – where we lend our global network and unparalleled logistics expertise to organizations with mission-critical needs. We also deploy our resources to help communities during and after crises or natural disasters. Learn more about FedEx Cares Delivering for Good initiative here.
For a closer look at how we teamed up with Save The Chimps to rescue the Sunrise Seven, check out the full video below:
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