UPS moves out of the panda-shipping business - Atlanta Journal Constitution UPS is out of the giant panda-moving business. And no more terra-cotta warriors or whale sharks either. The latest example in the philanthropic shift: Rival FedEx will be taking the 3-year-old Atlanta panda Mei Lan to China next week, a decade after UPS imported her parents to Zoo Atlanta. For years, UPS has shipped precious cargo for groups like Zoo Atlanta, the High Museum and the Georgia Aquarium. Company spokesman Norman Black said that over time, UPS donations to Zoo Atlanta have tallied $3 million. But, Black said, the UPS Foundation decided last year to focus instead on disaster relief.