He lived in chains: Now elephant Kaavan moves to Cambodia

A Pakistani court has approved the relocation of a lonely and obviously mentally ill elephant Kaavan from a Zoo in Islamabad, in a conservation area. A panel of

He lived in chains: Now elephant Kaavan moves to Cambodia

A Pakistani court has approved the relocation of a lonely and obviously mentally ill elephant Kaavan from a Zoo in Islamabad, in a conservation area. A panel of experts have found for the animal, a 25,000-hectare protected area in Cambodia, authorities on Saturday. The court had ordered in may, in addition, the installation of Dozens of other animals - including brown bears, lions, and birds to improve during the Zoo conditions for the animals.

during the day hours long.

chained up Because of its poor conditions in the Zoo in the Pakistani capital has achieved international attention Kaavan years ago. He had come in 1985 at the age of one year as a gift from the government of Sri Lanka to the former dictator and General Zia ul-Haq in the Zoo. There he lived in a small enclosure almost without Foliage and shadow, and since the death of his partner, Saheli in the year 2012 alone.

Because of his increasingly aggressive behavior, he was chained up in 2015 in the daytime hours. According to the Pakistan Wildlife Foundation the elephant growing signs of grief showed - similar to the hospitalism in children: Among other things, he was ever the head.

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animal rights activists were concerned, in petitions with 400,000 signatures they demanded again and again Kaavans laying. Also the US-American Pop icon Cher started a four-year campaign for the elephant, after they had seen pictures of the elephant, which showed the 35-year-old animal alone and miserable in chains.

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preparations were now made for Kaavan is transferred in about four weeks, said an official of the wildlife authority on Saturday.

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Updated Date: 19 July 2020, 09:27

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