Yes, you read that right CitySprint are helping Giant Pandas Tian Tian and Yuang Guang create panda magic at their home in Edinburgh Zoo.

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Currently on a weekly basis, but daily as the big day comes closer, Tian Tian’s samples are collected from Edinburgh Zoo by CitySprint Healthcare before being urgently transported to Chester Zoo’s endocrinology laboratory

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Here the samples are tested to determine the level of Tian Tian’s hormones.

As soon as a rise in panda hormones is detected, urgent sample delivery will start on a daily basis so keepers are certain not to miss the narrow window of opportunity where Tian Tian is receptive to potential mate Yang Guang.

Darren McGarry, Head of Animals at Edinburgh Zoo told Tachoblog, “We are delighted to be able to rely on CitySprint to manage such an important cargo.

“It is vital for us to have a full picture and understand when Tian Tian is receptive to mating.

“With CitySprint’s SameDay Courier delivery service and track and trace capability, we can keep tight control of the samples, helping us plan our next steps in the panda breeding programme.”

Speaking to Tachoblog, Andy Turner, Healthcare Director of CitySprint commented. “Tian Tian’s samples are carefully transported by our specialist healthcare team with great pride every week.

“We are delighted to be involved in such an exciting and important part of the pandas stay at Edinburgh Zoo.”