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A lonely elephant freed from a dilapidated zoo got to meet another elephant for the first time in 8 years. Kaavan spent years in chains at the zoo but was freed after a campaign by activists including Cher. He now lives in a refuge in Cambodia with 600 other elephants.
Kaavan—dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant" after being diagnosed as emotionally and physically damaged while living in a zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, for 35 years—touches trunks with another elephant at a sanctuary in Cambodia.
A lonely elephant who spent years chained in a Pakistan zoo landed safely in Cambodia to start a new life at an elephant sanctuary. 🐘 Kaavan was transferred after a campaign by @cher and wildlife activists. He ate about 400 lbs of snacks on the flight.
Kaavan the elephant, dubbed "the world's loneliest elephant," will be allowed to leave the Pakistani zoo where he has languished for 35 years and be transferred to better conditions.