CAA ready for Kaavan’s departure to Cambodia
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has completed preparations for the departure of Pakistan’s loneliest elephant, Kaavan, to Cambodia today. According to a notification, issued by the authority on Friday, a cargo plane has been granted permission to land at the Islamabad International Airport.
“A special DHL cargo plane, arranged by Kaavan’s donors, has been booked,” it read. An approval certificate of the order has been passed by the Ministry of Climate Change as well. CAA’s notification added that the elephant will be accompanied by a team that includes three doctors and eight technical experts.
Under directives of the Islamabad High Court, Kaavan will be moved to the airport from the Margazar Zoo on Sunday. The airport manager was ordered to provide all arrangements for the transfer.
Reports said on Friday that the court was informed about the elephant’s departure and the preparation underway for it. Dr Amir Khalil and German expert Frank Gortz, who came from Austria to transfer Kaavan, told the court that after the elephant, two brown bears at the zoo will be transferred to Jordan on December 6.