Cher travels to Cambodia for ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’

Cher produced great on her assure to be there for an infamous viral elephant.

Around the weekend, the singer traveled to a sanctuary in Cambodia to greet an elephant named Kaavan just after it was transferred from a Pakistani zoo.

a group of people wearing costumes: Cher

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Kaavan has come to be a viral sensation, rather many thanks to the “Think” singer. The elephant was gifted to the Pakistan zoo several decades in the past. There, Kaavan has languished for 35 yrs and has been solo due to the fact dropping his companion in 2012. Adhering to several years of significant carelessness, Kaavan was diagnosed by veterinarians as equally obese and malnourished and also suffers from behavioral problems thanks to his isolation.

He has turn into recognized as “the world’s loneliest elephant.”

In May well, Pakistan’s higher court docket requested the closure of Marghazar Zoo in the funds of Islamabad, wherever Kaavan lived for most of his everyday living, the New York Submit said. A motion, involving Cher, soon commenced to get Kaavan moved to the sanctuary in Cambodia.

Sooner or later, the hard do the job paid off, and on Nov. 30, Cher greeted Kaavan at a Cambodian airport. 

“I considered lengthy & Difficult about going out into Covid But Kaavan’s Flexibility was a Guarantee I Built. On My Web page I Say ‘Stand & Be Counted,Or Sit & Be Nothing’ WE ALL STOOD & WE Were COUNTED & KAAVAN WILL BE Cost-free,” she fortunately tweeted.

a woman wearing a hat talking on a cell phone: Cher

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Images confirmed her waiting for Kaavan with a white rose in hand.

Kaavan’s story will be featured in an approaching documentary, Cher stated on Twitter. 

“Kaavan’s journey to liberty from captivity in Islamabad to Cambodia will be a 2021 @SmithsonianChan documentary,” she said. The documentary, she beforehand wrote, “will be heartwarming.”

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