Cher welcomes ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ to new home in Cambodia

Superstar Cher welcomed “the world’s loneliest elephant” to Cambodia Monday to begin a new life at a specialised sanctuary after the creature was rescued from grim conditions in a Pakistani zoo. The plight of Kaavan — a 36-year-old bull elephant at Islamabad’s dilapidated zoo and originally from Sri Lanka — sparked global uproar from animal… Continue reading Cher welcomes ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ to new home in Cambodia

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