Kaavan, who according to the environmentalists was the loneliest elephant in the world (while incarcerated in a Pakistani zoo), has happily landed in Cambodia.
Receiving the 36-year-old guest from Islamabad Deputy Environment Minister Neth Pheaktra said: “Cambodia is pleased to welcome Kaavan. No longer will he be ‘the world’s loneliest elephant’.”
Monks present at the airport offered him fruits, chanted prayers and sprinkled holy water on his crate in order to bless him. After a three-hour-long truck journey he reached his new home located in the wildlife sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey province that happens to harbor other elephants too.
Earlier in Pakistan Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Senator Faisal Javed had taken to the Twitter to say adieu to Kaavan, the solitary elephant.
“Dear Kaavan! We apologise for not taking good care of you…
“Hats off to Free The Wild (FTW) global, Singer, Actor Cher, Dr. Amir Khalil, Four Paws International, Wild life Board, Islamabad Zoo Friends…
“Minister for Climate Change Amin Aslam and all others involved for the brilliant efforts for Kaavan’s journey to a sanctuary in Cambodia and the much-needed company of other elephants,” he said.
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