Pakistan: A Happy Ending After 35 Years ! – Kaavan, the ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ packs his trunk as he leaves Pakistan horror zoo for a new life at Cambodian sanctuary.

Kaavan, a 35-year-old bull elephant said to be the 'loneliest in the world' is leaving a tiny enclosure in a Pakistan horror zoo for a new life at a Cambodian sanctuary after years of campaigning by animal rights activists. Pictured: Pakistani band Khumaariyan performs at Kaavans leaving party
The plight of Kaavan, an overweight, 35-year-old bull elephant, has drawn international condemnation and highlighted the woeful state of Islamabad's Marghazar Zoo

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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