It was in the news how the High Court of Pakistani ruled that Kavaan the elephant be released from the Murghazar Zoo. Many individuals and groups that fought for the release of Kavaan praised the decision of the court, which includes the singer Cher, who released a tweet to celebrate the news saying “THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST MOMENTS OF MY LIFE.”
Since this ruling, the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board of Pakistan (IWMB) has been making efforts to find Kavaan the right sanctuary.
As reported by Euronews yesterday, Kavaan is going through some tests and if certified healthy for travel, he will be moved to Cambodia to live he remaining days of his life at the Elephant Nature Park, which is a sanctuary managed by an elephant expert, Lek Chailert for rescued animals.
Lek Chailert has once featured in the documentary Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story, where she was celebrated for her great compassion.
Chailert treats them like humans. She treats them with dignity and respect, and she gives them love. I’m a pretty skeptical person, but I saw it with my own eyes. To see the change in Noi Na’s behavior as soon as the chains are taken off and she’s made to feel comfortable in Lek’s sanctuary. She immediately began eating, rubbing up against walls, covering herself with dirt and scratching her butt.– Filmmaker Ashley Bell
This relocation news opens a new milestone in Kavaan’s life, who is now closer to living among his peers.