'World’s loneliest elephant' arrives safely in Cambodia
The container holding Kaavan the elephant is blessed by monks during its arrival from Pakistan at the Siem Reap International Airport, Cambodia, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Kaavan, dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant" after languishing alone for years in a Pakistani zoo, has arrived in Cambodia where a sanctuary with the much-needed company of other elephants awaits him. Like other travelers during these times, Kaavan needed to be tested for COVID-19 before his flight. Once his large metal crate was safely on board, Kaavan was provided with in-flight snacks — 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of them — for the seven-hour journey. The flight was uneventful, which is all you can ask for when you transfer an elephant,” Khalil said.
'World's loneliest elephant' Kaavan starts trip to Cambodia
(AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)ISLAMABAD – Kaavan, dubbed the "world’s loneliest elephant" after languishing alone for years in a Pakistani zoo, was readied Sunday for his flight to a sanctuary in Cambodia and the much-needed company of other elephants. "In the sanctuary in Cambodia ... waiting for him is three ladies, three Asian female elephants," he said. Elephants are social animals that thrive on the company of other elephants, Bauer explained. The floor irritated his feet and toenails, which are badly damaged and will require years of treatment in Cambodia, said Bauer. While Kaavan is the most celebrated rescue at the zoo, Bauer said Four Paws has already relocated about 30 animals from there.
Cher in Pakistan for resettlement of 'loneliest elephant'
An elephant named "Kaavan," who waiting to be transported to a sanctuary in Cambodia, walks at the Maragzar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Iconic singer and actress Cher was set to visit Pakistan on Friday to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the worlds loneliest elephant, who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)ISLAMABAD – Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. Activists dubbed Kaavan the “world’s loneliest elephant" after his plight gained international attention and the unhappy elephant was diagnosed as emotionally as well as physically damaged. Now, the “world's loneliest elephant” comes lumbering over when he hears Khalil's voice.'
'World's loneliest elephant' okayed to quit zoo for new life
Dubbed the worlds loneliest elephant' by his supporters, Kaavan has languished at a zoo in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad for more than 35 years. The overweight elephant Kaavan underwent a full medical examination at the zoo on Friday, said Bauer. In May, Pakistans High Court ordered the Marghazar Zoo closed because of its abysmal conditions blamed on systemic negligence. He said Four Paws was invited by the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board to safely transfer the remaining animals in the zoo. Friday's medical examination showed the elephant was overweight, even as he showed signs of malnutrition.
Turn back time: Cher then and now
After a much more successful attempt at acting, including a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for 1983's "Silkwood" and a Best Actress win for 1987's "Moonstruck," Cher returned to singing in 1987 with the self-titled album "Cher." The album featured the comeback single "I Found Someone" and went platinum with 7 million records sold. She followed that up with 1989's "Heart of Stone," which featured the hit "If I Could Turn Back Time" and sold 11 million copies worldwide. Hide Caption