Kaavan an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Islamabad Marghazar Zoo

Kaavan
Alternative name:Kawan, Kaawan
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 39 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Islamabad Marghazar Zoo
ArrivalIslamabad Marghazar Zoo 1985-00-00
Born:* 1981 wild Sri Lanka
Document updated2020-05-23: update text content
2020-05-23: A Pakistani elephant named Kaavan will soon be set free into the wild after a long campaign by iconic entertainer Cher and a court ruling that said it should be released from a zoo in Islamabad.

2020-09-21: The expert committee formed to assist the government to shift the zoo animals, following Islamabad High Court (IHC) orders, has some reservations.“One of the experts in the committee advises against shifting the elephant to Cambodia. “He fears that Kaavan might not survive the journey, and even if it does, it will be isolated in the new home.” The government is also considering the suggestion of improving the existing living conditions for Kaavan to international standards, expanding the enclosure, and introducing other animals into the bigger space to give it company in consultation with international experts.


Kaavan on elephant-news.comElephant News: articles where Kaavan is mentioned on elephant-news.com
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Pakistan's lone elephant prepared for move to cambodia - Elephant News
2016-11-28No arrangements for kaavan during winter - Elephant News
2020-09-21Govt undecided about two bears, lone elephant in islamabad’s zoo - Elephant News


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Koehl, D., (2020). Kaavan, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Islamabad Marghazar Zoo in Pakistan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2269. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Pakistan's lone elephant prepared for move to cambodia - Elephant News
2016-11-28No arrangements for kaavan during winter - Elephant News
2020-09-21Govt undecided about two bears, lone elephant in islamabad’s zoo - Elephant News

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