Lonely elephant to join herd in Cambodia

Lonely elephant Kaavan is set for a new life

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Date: November 23, 2020

Kaavan is set to be sent to an elephant sanctuary in Cambodia

after years of campaigning by animal rights advocates

to rescue the elephant from grim conditions with no companion

(SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) ADVISOR TO PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER ON CLIMATE CHANGE, MALIK AMIN ASLAM, SAYING: "On the 29th (of November) Kaavan is going to leave us, but I am happy that he is going to a place where he will spent his remaining life happily. He is now 36 or 37 years old, and the normal life span of an Asian elephant is around 44 years. So he will spend the rest of his life happily among a herd of his kin."

Video Transcript

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

MALIK AMIN ASLAM: [SPEAKING URDU]

INTERPRETER: On the 29th of November, Kaavan is going to leave us, but I'm happy that he is going to a place where he will spend his remaining life happily.

MALIK AMIN ASLAM: [SPEAKING URDU]

INTERPRETER: He is now 36 or 37 years old, and the normal lifespan of an Asian elephant is around 44 years. So he will spend the rest of his life happily among a herd of his kin.

MALIK AMIN ASLAM: [SPEAKING URDU]