Did Kaavan make it to Cambodia?
An overweight elephant, once dubbed the world’s loneliest, has arrived in Cambodia after being rescued from a life of misery in a Pakistani zoo. … Kaavan spent 35 years in a barren, substandard zoo enclosure, living in isolation after his mate died in 2012.
Has Kaavan the elephant been moved?
After more than 30 years in a zoo in Pakistan, Kaavan the elephant was finally moved to a sanctuary in Cambodia. Many activists rallied behind his cause, including an American pop star.
Why did Kavan shift to Cambodia?
Kaavan was gifted by the government of Sri Lanka to Pakistan in 1985. He remained at the Islamabad Zoo until November 2020, when he was moved to a sanctuary in Cambodia, in response to a campaign launched by local and international animal rights activists, led by American singer Cher.
Why is Kaavan the world’s loneliest elephant?
In 2012, Kaavan’s enclosure mate, a female elephant named Saheli, died. Her body was left lying with Kaavan for days before it was taken away. He has been alone ever since — earning him the nickname of “world’s loneliest elephant.”