He won’t be lonely for long! Kaavan ‘the world’s loneliest elephant’ has ‘shown interest’ in one of three females he will be rehomed with as minister hopes he will produce offspring
Dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” Kaavan the 36-year-old Asian elephant spent three decades in captivity in a zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan. Ever since his partner Saheli died in 2012, he was living in solitude under poor conditions and with no contact with his own kind. Kaavan’s sad story broke the hearts of many around the world, and it even caught the attention of American superstar Cher.
Luckily, she decided to do everything she could to help him. Today, Kaavan is now living in a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia, where there are three other elephants to keep him company.
Tuesday saw Kaavan settling into his enclosure at Kulen Prom Tep Wildlife Sanctuary, where he was seen touching trunks with another elephant, captured in images provided by the sanctuary.
“The first contact with an elephant in eight years — this is a huge moment for Kaavan,” said Martin Bauer, a spokesman with the Austria-based group that worked for months to get him ready for the flight. “Kaavan will finally have the chance to live a species-appropriate and peaceful life,” Bauer said, adding that the entire team was extremely moved to witness the interaction. “He has a very bright future ahead of him.”
Now he’s living a happy life in his new home that he shares with three female elephants.