Well, everything except the slugs… We’re celebrating Easter by reporting on a recent UK trip made by courier Paul. Because private travel is quite restricted in the UK at the moment, we’ve had a number of requests recently to transport puppies between breeders and owners.

We were also really excited to get involved in moving some rather fascinating snails between Edinburgh and London Zoos.

Read on to find out more! In the meantime, we wish all our clients, friends and followers a very happy Easter.

Storm, a Sproodle puppy from Wales to Scotland

Gorgeous Sproodle pup Storm travelled with us from Lampeter in Wales to his excited family in Glasgow.

A very warm welcome for Storm from Carole and family

A very warm welcome for Storm from Carole and family

Indie, a Cockerpoo puppy from Shropshire to Cumbria

Young Cockerpoo Indie was the perfect traveller from Telford to her new home with Emma in Kendal.

Cuddles for dear Indie in Cumbria

Cuddles for dear Indie in Cumbria

Hugo, a Cavapoo puppy from Durham to Glasgow

Darling Cavapoo Hugo made the journey with Animalcouriers from Durham to Glasgow.

Happy hello hugs for Hugo from Deborah

Happy hello hugs for Hugo from Deborah

Partula Snails from Edinburgh Zoo to London Zoo

Partula Snails, also known as Polynesian tree snails, are endemic to many of the volcanic islands of the South Pacific. They play an important role in the local ecosystem as detritivores, helping to recycle carbon in the forests.

Unfortunately, they’ve become almost extinct in the wild, as carnivorous Florida Rosy Wolfsnails that were introduced to combat an infestation of African Land Snails instead turned on the Partula Snails. Scientists were able to save 11 of the original 77 species, and zoos worldwide, including Edinburgh Zoo, are collaborating to restore their numbers and reintroduce them into the wild.

Because of the current international travel restrictions, the snails can’t be transported to the South Pacific at the moment. So London Zoo offered to foster a group of snails for Edinburgh Zoo, and we were asked to transport them.

 

This is Craig, who's responsible for invertebrates, arachnids and similar creatures at ZSL London Zoo, taking delivery of the shipment of snails. The crate was sealed for protection and temperature control.

This is Craig, who’s responsible for invertebrates, arachnids and similar creatures at ZSL London Zoo, taking delivery of the shipment of snails. The crate was sealed for protection and temperature control.

Snails: So here's what Partula Snails look like (image from Edinburgh Zoo)

So here’s what Partula Snails look like (image from Edinburgh Zoo)