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Kaavan, Si Gajah Kesepian Diangkut ke Kamboja

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Senin, 30 Nov 2020 17:09 WIB

Islamabad - Satu-satunya gajah Asia yang dimiliki kebun binatang di Pakistan, akhirnya dipindahkan ke cagar alam di Kamboja. Selama ini gajah itu menderita karena kesepian.

Pakistani wildlife workers and experts from the international animal welfare organization Four Paws load a crate carrying an elephant named Kaavan into a truck to begin his journey to a sanctuary in Cambodia, at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Kavaan, the world's loneliest elephant, who became a cause celebre in part because America's iconic singer and actress Cher joined the battle to save him from his desperate conditions at the zoo. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Ini adalah Kaavan, satu-satunya gajah Asia yang dimiliki Pakistan. Ia dijuluki "Kavaan yang Kesepian" karena tak punya teman di Kebun Binatang Islamabad.  

Pakistani wildlife workers and experts from the international animal welfare organization Four Paws load a crate carrying an elephant named Kaavan into a truck to begin his journey to a sanctuary in Cambodia, at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Kavaan, the world's loneliest elephant, who became a cause celebre in part because America's iconic singer and actress Cher joined the battle to save him from his desperate conditions at the zoo. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Saheli, pasangan Kaavan yang sama-sama didatangkan dari Sri Lanka, mati pada tahun 2012 silam.  

Pakistani wildlife workers and experts from the international animal welfare organization Four Paws load a crate carrying an elephant named Kaavan into a truck to begin his journey to a sanctuary in Cambodia, at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Kavaan, the world's loneliest elephant, who became a cause celebre in part because America's iconic singer and actress Cher joined the battle to save him from his desperate conditions at the zoo. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Begitu buruknya keadaan Kaavan di kebun binatang tersebut, para aktivis binatang termasuk penyanyi Cher, telah bertahun-tahun mengkampanyekan agar Kaavan dipindahkan ke tempat yang lebih baik.  

Pakistani wildlife workers and experts from the international animal welfare organization Four Paws load a crate carrying an elephant named Kaavan into a truck to begin his journey to a sanctuary in Cambodia, at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Kavaan, the world's loneliest elephant, who became a cause celebre in part because America's iconic singer and actress Cher joined the battle to save him from his desperate conditions at the zoo. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pada Mei 2020, hakim Pengadilan Tinggi Islamabad memerintahkan agar Kaavan direlokasi dari kebun binatang.  

Pakistani wildlife workers and experts from the international animal welfare organization Four Paws load a crate carrying an elephant named Kaavan into a truck to begin his journey to a sanctuary in Cambodia, at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Kavaan, the world's loneliest elephant, who became a cause celebre in part because America's iconic singer and actress Cher joined the battle to save him from his desperate conditions at the zoo. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Kini, Kaavan siap untuk dipindahkan ke cagar alam di Kamboja. Pesta perpisahan pun diadakan dengan meriah merayakan perpindahan Kaavan.  

Pakistani wildlife workers and experts from the international animal welfare organization Four Paws load a crate carrying an elephant named Kaavan into a truck to begin his journey to a sanctuary in Cambodia, at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Kavaan, the world's loneliest elephant, who became a cause celebre in part because America's iconic singer and actress Cher joined the battle to save him from his desperate conditions at the zoo. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Sebelum benar-benar diterbangkan ke Kamboja, Kaavan telah menjalani perawatan dan pelatihan khusus untuk membiasakan diri dengan peti logam besar yang akan mengangkutnya. latihan itu sudah berlangsung beberapa bulan terakhir.

Kaavan, Si Gajah Kesepian Diangkut ke Kamboja
Kaavan, Si Gajah Kesepian Diangkut ke Kamboja
Kaavan, Si Gajah Kesepian Diangkut ke Kamboja
Kaavan, Si Gajah Kesepian Diangkut ke Kamboja
Kaavan, Si Gajah Kesepian Diangkut ke Kamboja
Kaavan, Si Gajah Kesepian Diangkut ke Kamboja