“Kaavan” The Elephant Finally Gets a New Home – After kept in chains
Finally a great news comming in!!!!. Kaavan the elephant who has lived alone for the last eight years in chain after his companion died has finally got a chance to live a new life.
Kaavan the elephant – All he saw was mental torment and a life in chains for the past 35 years. since last eight years the gentle elephant was left all alone at the Maraghazar Zoo in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, after the unfortunate death of her companion Saheli.
After the death of his companion he became very aggressive in nature towards humans, pretending these humans were only responsible for the death of his companion. Since the people at the zoo didn’t knew how to deal with the situation, they kept him on a short chain for many years to follow, thus only aggravating his mental condition.
The two elephants were all along since 1990, but in unfortunately in 2012 Kaavan was left all alone, after his companion died..
After the death of his companion Kaavan was reportedly tied up at all times.
Many thanks to hundreds & thousands of people who signed a petition for him to be given a new home, where he could be cared and live a happy life.
The petition was also backed by some of the biggest stars in the world they were truley worried at what was happening to the elephant.
Four years ago, zoo officials were insisted Not to tie Kaavan in chain, but his long-awaited new mate never arrived and the elephant was forced to spend all his time alone.
The Pakistan zoo officials claimed that he was he had only chained when he suffered violent outbursts, according to the footage and images he was tied and beaten in order to control his temper. Any kind of animal abuse is a sin and should not be done by any means. If you are left alone by your companion then?
Kaavan was initially shipped off Pakistan in 1985 as a gift to the Pakistan government. Following Saheli’s demise eight years prior, Kaavan had to live with her corpse until it was removed from worse shelter.
The worse thing was the Elephant Kaavan was confined to a just 90 m by 140 m with little shelter, all alone, underneath the sun with no shade, and we all know the temperature in Islamabad can reach a stifling 40 degree centigrade.
The vice chairman of Pakistan Wildlife Foundation Safwan Shahab Ahmad, who studied the elephant since the 1990’s, stated that the behavior like head bobbing is a kind of mental illness.
He further stated that the elephant was regularly seen swaying and bobbing his head in his enclosure, even his keeper named Mohammad Jalal, stated he rarely saw kaavan happy. Kaavan’s conditions had deteriorated even further in past days and it was all because lack of any exercise and inappropriate diet, his toe nails are in very bad condition because of lack of proper foot care and flooring.
Mentally, he was in a poor state becoming the main reason for the aggressive nature towards humans. The lack of any mental enrichment and any contact with other elephants, as well as humans he was kept all alone which truely disturbed him. His caretaker were merely piling up the food in a single place once a day in his enclosure and then going home.
But Finally after a long battle in court , Kaavan will finally be moved to his new home from next month.
Next month he will be transported to the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary, where he will not only be given the care and love he needs but he will also be able to make new friends.
Elephants are social animals and the most intelligent specie on the earth, they live in group. So separating an elephant form his family will live a negative impact on his mental health.
A court order earlier this year stated that Kaavan should be sent to an elephant sanctuary but later they said he should be moved to the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary and for that, first the giant elephant has to be transported.
First and the most important thing is to train him to enter the transport container on his own and afterward this will be moved out of the zoo. Just a set number of planes can move such giant elephants, Kaavan won’t be sedated. He will go with experienced overseers and vets to ensure he is comfortable all along the journey.
Hope after reaching his new home he will get all the love care and affection he deserves.
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