Kaavan waiting for permit to travel to Cambodia

By: News Desk      Published: 02:51 PM, 7 Nov, 2020
Kaavan waiting for permit to travel to Cambodia

Kaavan, the elephant, is waiting for a permit from the government to be shifted to Cambodia on November 24 or 25, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday, quoting its sources.

The official sources disclosed that the government had said that a permit had been issued by the Cambodian government but the Ministry of Climate Change has not yet received it.

The Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) earlier changed its mind to shift Kaavan, the elephant, to Cambodia and insisted upon shifting the vulnerable elephant that made international headlines to a sanctuary in Pakistan.

Friends of Islamabad Zoo, a citizen’s initiative, is out to help the Kavaan out of depression and working for animal rights saying: “The final few swings to get the training crate inside the enclosure got Kaavan too excited, and it was up to Dr Amir and the Rangers to keep him occupied while the ground crew did their work.”

The Ministry of Climate Change’s important meeting that has been delayed for quite some time is now going to be held in Islamabad on Wednesday.

World’s Loneliest Elephant Islamabad Zoo of late is a subject of much news especially about the Kaavan elephant, which was dubbed the ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ by his supporters. The animal activists of the region came to rescue the elephant and arranged a new campaign to dwell. Kaavan, an elephant, lived isolated for more than 35 years in the Islamabad Zoo.

It lost its partner in 2012, and the zoo where it lived was being locked due to improper performance. Martin Bauer, a spokesman for advocacy community Four Paws, took the medical examination and permitted the elephant to travel to Cambodia after giving the medical approval.

The medical examination results indicated the elephant had gone overweight and showed some whiff of malnutrition, he said.