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Strangest deliveries for DHL.

For courier company DHL, it's increasingly common to see 'packages' such as live animals, specially prepared food or lifesaving medicines being transported across the continent, as well as some unique personal client requests.

A highlight in 2012 was moving three endangered black rhinos from the UK to the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania.

The 10-hour journey from the UK airport to Tanzania included a refuelling stop in Italy and took place aboard a specially outfitted Boeing 757.

Special accommodation included specialised lifesaving devices and temperature-controlled conditions in the cabin, and the transport team included two rhino keepers, two aircraft engineers and a specialist veterinarian.

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Title Annotation:COMMUNICATION
Publication:African Business
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:6TANZ
Date:Jun 1, 2013
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