The Loneliest Elephant in the World
An illustrated story of Kaavan's life
We made it our goal to give the animals at the Marghazar Zoo in Pakistan a new life full of care and happiness. Read more about our mission in Pakistan here!
For 30 years, Asian elephant Kaavan has lived a sad life restrained by chains. His only companion, an elephant named Saheli, died in 2012 leaving Kaavan alone and grieving.
With the support of the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board and Pakistani community, we want to remove Kaavan from the Marghazar Zoo and take him to a sanctuary in Cambodia. This will be our heaviest mission ever – learn more!
Read Kaavan's Story
Thanks to Julia Lohninger for the amazing illustration
Did you know...
- Kaavan is our 'heaviest' rescue to date!
- He will be loaded into a custom-built crate onto a heavy-duty cargo plane to make his journey possible.
- The journey from Pakistan to Cambodia is 4,157 km (2,583 miles) and 7 hours.
- The combined weight of Kaavan and his crate is around 10.8 tons, which is roughly 20,000 pounds!