Pakistan’s lonely elephant Kaavan packs trunk for Cambodia

With music, treats and balloons, friends of Pakistan’s only Asian elephant threw a farewell party for the creature ahead of its relocation to Cambodia following 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 Islamabad’s zoo, where conditions… Continue reading Pakistan’s lonely elephant Kaavan packs trunk for 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