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  7/1/2013, Tammuz 23, 5773

Family of Nine Gorillas Released into the Wild


Business Wire reports, In a unique conservation initiative in partnership with The Aspinall Foundation, DHL, the world's leading logistics company, has delivered a family of nine silverback gorillas from Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent to the Bateke Plateau National Park, Gabon.

The gorillas were transported 9,000 km, departing from the UK to Brussels, says Business Wire, and flown in a specially equipped Boeing 767 to Lagos, Nigeria, and then onto Franceville, Gabon. For the final leg of the journey they were flown in a helicopter to the national park in collaboration with the Gabonese authorities.

In addition to the animals, which have a combined weight of 620kg, no less than 1,200 kg of food and vets' equipment accompanied them on their journey home to the wild, concludes Business Wire.