Membrey Transport and Crane Hire played a major role in the successful relocation of a rare Rothschild giraffe from the Melbourne Zoo in Victoria to the Mogo Zoo on the southern coast of New South Wales, 800 km away. For the job, they utilised a Terex AT-20 pick-and-carry crane. Due to the delicate nature of the cargo, Melbourne Zoo called in Membrey's Transport and Crane Hire to transport Tanzi, the 10 year old, 4.8 m tall Rothschild giraffe.
"We have moved a variety of large and small exotic zoo animals for around 30 years," said Craig Membrey of Membrey's Transport. "For this move, we were required to lift and transport the animal in a specially made giraffe crate and selected our Terex AT-20 Pick and Carry crane as the best equipment for this task." The Terex AT-20 pick-and-carry crane was ideal for this application. Its smooth controls gave the crane operator the ability to position the crate with gentle, fluid movements throughout the operation.