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The container holding Kaavan the elephant is blessed by monks during its arrival from Pakistan at the Siem Reap International Airport, Cambodia, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Kaavan, dubbed the

'World’s loneliest elephant' arrives safely in Cambodia

Nov. 30, 2020 8:07 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The pachyderm dubbed the “ world’s loneliest elephant ” after languishing alone for years in a Pakistani zoo was greeted on his arrival in Cambodia on Monday by chanting Buddhist monks and was then sent on his way to a wildlife sanctuary. Like other...

Dr. Amir Khalil, a veterinarian from the international animal welfare organization Four Paws, feeds an elephant named Kaavan who is loaded in a crate for transporting him 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)

'World's loneliest elephant' Kaavan starts trip to Cambodia

Nov. 29, 2020 9:46 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Kaavan, dubbed the "world’s loneliest elephant" after languishing alone for years in a Pakistani zoo, was readied Sunday for his flight to a sanctuary in Cambodia and the much-needed company of other elephants. The mammoth task of getting him into an elephant-sized metal box for...

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Cher in Pakistan for resettlement of 'loneliest elephant'

Nov. 27, 2020 12:33 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. Because of security...

Sophi, 52-year-old African elephant dies at Indianapolis Zoo

Oct. 9, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 52-year-old African elephant named Sophi has died at the Indianapolis Zoo. Zoo officials said Thursday that they made “the difficult decision” to euthanize Sophi after her condition declined over the last few days. “Our Zoo family is grieving today as we say...