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Extreme Logistics: Hippos on the Move

Nov. 11, 2011
Sometimes people come to the blog area of MH&L to read hard-hitting commentaries on various political and workforce issues affecting those who work in material handling and logistics. And then sometimes they come because where else can you go to see a ...

Sometimes people come to the blog area of MH&L to read hard-hitting commentaries on various political and workforce issues affecting those who work in material handling and logistics. And then sometimes they come because where else can you go to see a video of live hippopotamuses (hippopatami?) being moved via forklift from one end of a zoo to another?

Here are the details, courtesy of Toyota Material Handling U.S.A.:

Two hippos at the Philadelphia Zoo -- Cindy and Unna -- were transported in a large crate: 15' long x 5' wide x 7" high. After getting the hippos into the crate, some of which you'll see in the video, they were moved via a large capacity Toyota lift truck, supplied by United Rentals.

So now that you've got the basic setup, here's the video payoff of "Hippos on the Move":

About the Author

Dave Blanchard | Senior Director of Content

During his career Dave Blanchard has led the editorial management of many of Endeavor Business Media's best-known brands, including IndustryWeek, EHS Today, Material Handling & Logistics, Logistics Today, Supply Chain Technology News, and Business Finance. He also serves as senior content director of the annual Safety Leadership Conference. With over 30 years of B2B media experience, Dave literally wrote the book on supply chain management, Supply Chain Management Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, 2021), which has been translated into several languages and is currently in its third edition. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at major trade shows and conferences, and has won numerous awards for writing and editing. He is a voting member of the jury of the Logistics Hall of Fame, and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

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