Pakistan's lonely elephant Kaavan packs trunk for Cambodia

Pakistan's lonely elephant Kaavan packs trunk for Cambodia

The Straits Times - Asia·2020-11-25 15:04

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - 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 are so bad that a judge in May ordered all the animals to be moved.

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