Pakistan’s ‘loneliest’ elephant airlifted to Cambodia

Animal lovers, artists and government officials joined an emotional moment Monday in Pakistan’s capital to see off the country’s “loneliest” elephant as it left for a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia to spend its retired life. Kaavan — Islamabad ‘s only elephant — embarked on a flight to Cambodia on a special Russian aircraft from an… Continue reading Pakistan’s ‘loneliest’ elephant airlifted to Cambodia

The plight of Kaavan: Pakistan’s only Asian elephant prepared for new home

A team of international vets using tranquiliser darts, flatbreads and the soothing lyrics of Frank Sinatra conducted a medical examination Friday on Pakistan’s only Asian elephant, ahead of his planned move to Cambodia. The plight of Kaavan, an overweight, 35-year-old bull elephant has drawn international condemnation and highlighted the woeful state of Islamabad’s zoo, where… Continue reading The plight of Kaavan: Pakistan’s only Asian elephant prepared for new home