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‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Leaving Zoo In Pakistan For New Life


After 35 years, the ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ will leave his Pakistan zoo for an improved life.


Kaavan has been held in Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan since 1985. In the years since, he lost his mate in 2012 and has been frequently battling loneliness, which has taken a huge mental and physical toll on the creature.


His dilemma became a main cause for animal rights activists all over the world, who pushed for his freedom. Now, after a long, unhappy imprisonment, he’s set to be relocated to a better place.


Martin Bauer, a spokesman for international animal welfare organisation Four Paws, told AP that the elephant had been finally given medical support to travel, following a full medical inspection at the zoo.


While his precise destination isn’t currently known, Kaavan will possibly head to Cambodia, where he’ll have more appropriate conditions and a chance at companionship.

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