The “saddest elephant in the world” gets its freedom

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Bad husbandry conditions made “Kaavan” world famous. Now the elephant is allowed to enter a sanctuary in Cambodia, where three women weighing tons are already waiting for him. Frank Sinatra and Cher also helped with the journey to freedom.



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May hope for freedom: Kaavan.

Seldom does an elephant become world famous. In the case of Kaavan, the background to this is sad: its miserable living conditions in the zoo in the Pakistani capital Islamabad drew attention to the animal. The 35-year-old pachyderm was chained in a small enclosure for years. Now his story plagued by suffering should come to an end: Animal rights activists had prepared the elephant for his flight to Cambodia in the past few months. Kaavan should find a new home there.

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Accessed on November 29, 2020 at 4:50 am on https://www.sn.at/panorama/international/der-traurigste-elefant-der-welt-erhaelt-seine-freiheit-96304417



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