Asian elephant ‘Kavaan’ leaves for Combodia


ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (DNA): The Asian elephant ‘Kavaan’ here on Sunday left
for Combodian sanctuary where the animal would spend his remaining life
in a healthy and happy environment.

In his brief address, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate
Change (SAPM) Malik Amin Aslam, who was chief guest on the occasion,
said the next phase of Kavaan’s life has started today.

He said the reception committee would be ready at the Combodian airport
to receive Kavaan. He said Russian chartered plane would take Kavaan to
Cambodia. Initially 10 acre area would be given to Kavaan where the
animal could see the other elephants.

He said, “We would make this open enclosure zoo cum sanctuary and would
provide world class facilities.”

Minister further said that it was a new day as Kavaan’s loneliness
nearing to an end. It’s a herd animal cannot be live alone however all
the arrangements was finalized. Kavaan had been a centre of attraction
among children for last 35years.