Kaavan, the world’s loneliest elephant, has at last been moved from the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, to the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary, with worldwide animal welfare institute FOUR PAWS International supervising the exchange.
A month ago, the Islamabad High Court designated Dr. Amir Khalil, veterinarian at FOUR PAWS, as amicus curiae and alloted him with the calculated association of Kaavan’s movement, alongside the help of the NGO Free The Wild.
As WAN detailed in 2017, Free The Wild’s Co-author, music legend Cher, has been battling for Kaavan’s salvage since 2016.
A Russian freight plane and a four-ton transport carton that had the option to hold a wild elephant are only a portion of the things that FOUR PAWS needed to arrange for Kavaan’s flight.
For FOUR PAWS, the salvage of Kaavan was their first elephant move via air. Around the world, just a small bunch of grown-up elephants have been moved via plane. To get ready 36-year-old Kaavan for his flight, the FOUR PAWS group, comprising of veterinarians and elephant specialists, likewise went through around a quarter of a year in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad. Three times each day, the group rehearsed safe and calm section and exit into and from the vehicle carton with Kaavan who weighs roughly four tons.
“Kaavan immediately picked up trust in us and gained incredible ground in a brief timeframe. For his situation, it accepting a town as well overall nation to move Kaavan to Cambodia,” Dr. Khalil said in a proclamation. “Without the help of the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board, the Pakistani specialists and the neighborhood network, American finance manager Eric S. Margolis, just as our accomplices from Free The Wild, this movement would not have been conceivable.”
“It fills me with mind blowing delight to see that Kaavan’s enduring is at last reaching a conclusion. I can’t stand by to unite him to Cambodia with the FOUR PAWS group.” noted Cher before Kaavan’s long excursion to his new home. “For as far back as four years my accomplices in Free The Wild – Mark, Gina, and I – have been working energetically to accomplish this second. ‘Free Kaavan’ will soon not, at this point be only a hashtag, yet reality. What’s more, that makes me amazingly pleased and cheerful.”
The 28-hectare Marghazar Zoo was initially opened in 1978 as a natural life asylum in the Margalla Hills in Islamabad, however was later unfortunately changed over into a zoo. The zoo has been claimed by Islamabad since its opening. Kaavan came to Pakistan as a blessing from Sri Lanka in 1985. From 1990 on, he imparted his fenced in area at Marghazar Zoo to his accomplice, Saheli, however since her passing in 2012, Kaavan has carried on a forlorn presence. The zoo consistently stood out as truly newsworthy on account of its helpless conditions.
WAN additionally revealed in August, about the arrival of stunning video film including two lions that were burst in an into flames in their little walled in area at the zoo. Both large felines appallingly kicked the bucket due to smoke inward breath. Lately, more than 500 creatures at the zoo have been accounted for missing, and over the most recent four years alone, more than two dozen creatures have kicked the bucket at the Marghazar Zoo.
Along with the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB), FOUR PAWS has as of now securely moved three wolves, a few monkeys, and all the hares, that used to be kept in Marghazar Zoo, in Pakistan.
WAN is appreciative that Marghazar Zoo will at last be shutting its entryways forever and the creatures there will at this point don’t need to endure.