Pakistan: Kaavan, the ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ packs his trunk as he leaves Pakistan horror zoo for a new life at Cambodian sanctuary.

Kaavan, the ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ packs his trunk as he leaves Pakistan horror zoo for a new life at Cambodian sanctuary

  • Overweight Kaavan the bull elephant has languished at Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, for 35 years
  • Animal-lovers threw a going-away party before he leaves on Sunday after years of campaigning by activists
  • Pakistan’s only Asian elephant is set to be flown to a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia on the weekend

 

The world’s loneliest elephant kept in a tiny enclosure in a Pakistan horror zoo is finally leaving for a new life at a Cambodian sanctuary.

With music, treats and balloons, friends of Pakistan’s only Asian elephant threw a farewell party for the creature ahead of his relocation from Islamabad after years of campaigning by animal rights activists.

The plight of Kaavan, an overweight, 35-year-old bull elephant, has drawn international condemnation and highlighted the woeful state of Marghazar Zoo, 

 

Conditions are so bad at the zoo that a judge in May ordered all the animals to be moved.

Kaavan is set to be flown to a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia on Sunday, said Saleem Shaikh, a spokesman for Pakistan’s ministry of climate change.

Read the full story, with pictures, at 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8981801/Pakistans-lonely-elephant-Kaavan-packs-trunk-Cambodia.html

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