The world’s tallest elephant will move from Islamabad to Cambodia on Sunday.
According to the non-profit National Public RadioKaun will be transferred to an animal shelter in Cambodia, where he will be joined by other elephants.
The elephant had been immersed in the Marghzar Zoo in Islamabad for 35 years, most of them chained. He lost his partner in 2012 after he died of a serious infection.
Dr. Amir Khalil is the veterinarian of the Austrian Animal Welfare Group, which is collaborating to transport four tons of elephants. He said that after Sahli’s death, Kaun was heartbroken.
After his plight gained international attention and the unhappy elephant was emotionally as well as physically harmed, activists called him “the world’s longest elephant.” It was also diagnosed by a veterinarian as being overweight and obese.
The Islamabad High Court had in May ruled that the animals kept in the Marghzar Zoo were kept in cruel conditions and the zoo should be closed. In July, the court approved a plan to relocate Kaun to Cambodia.
The American singer Chir raised Kaun’s goal and she is raising a loud voice for resettlement. He visited him on Friday and thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for making his transfer possible.
Kaun’s travel arrangements
The four paws, which often carry out animal rescue missions, will accompany Kaun to the shrine.
“Transferring an adult elephant to an airplane is a very, very rare thing,” explained Martin Bauer, a spokesman for Char Paus. He explained that in his experience, there were very few distances between zoos in the United States.
“I don’t think elephants have ever been transported on such a large scale before, so we’re writing history here,” he said. NPR.
The last three months have been spent preparing Kaun for the trip.
“Everything is going according to plan,” Bauer said Friday.
“He’s performing well. He was very supportive. Because elephants can be very stubborn – but he showed good will. And he’s a good boy. And yes, all is well and it looks very promising. We can leave Pakistan on Sunday. “
According to NPRAfter loading Kaun into a crate, it will be loaded onto a cargo plane specially designed for him.
Bauer said he would stay awake for the entire 10-hour flight, accompanied by a group of veterinarians.
After the plane lands, Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary is an hour and a half away by car.
Once Kaun settles down, he will have three female elephants to keep him company. “It’s the best hope for him,” Bauer said.
“Its purpose is to socialize it. It will take some time because it stays on its own for so long. But yes, ultimately its purpose is to reunite it with other animals because that’s what elephants want.” There are herds. Animals, they always form a family, and that’s what we make for it. “