Doctor Dolittle can talk to animals and has no hesitation to use them for his work. Yet I don't seem to recall him ever using animals to get around for non-normal use (for example, he's always taking a car or boat, instead of flying across sea by bird. I'm not referring to riding a horse, or even a Pushmi-Pullyu).
So, am I remembering correctly? Does Doctor Dolittle use animals for unusual transport anytime during the original books by Hugh Lofting?