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American singer and animal rights activist, Cher is reportedly visiting Pakistan on November 27th to see off the loneliest elephant in the world, Kaavan.

According to Pakistani journalist Ayesha Tammy Haq, the singer — who has been involved in ensuring Kaavan is rescued from the Islamabad Zoo and sent to a sanctuary — will be visiting the country on 27th of this month.



Cher hasn’t confirmed the news that she is flying to Pakistan. However, she had expressed her eagerness to meet Kaavan in a tweet a few days ago.



This comes after the news of Kaavan getting ready to finally set off to his new life in Cambodia this week. Kaavan will be airlifted on Sunday, and to mark the occasion, officials as well as well-wishers gathered at Islamabad Zoo to bid the elephant adieu.


Kaavan the elephant at Islamabad Zoo


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Outrage over the treatment of Kaavan at the capital’s Islamabad Zoo went global several years ago with a petition garnering more than 200,000 signatures after it emerged he was being chained up. The Islamabad High Court ordered wildlife officials to consult with Sri Lanka, where the Asian elephant came from, to find him a “suitable sanctuary” within 30 days.