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Cher gives joyful update on world’s loneliest elephant after rescuing him

Cher has shared a moving update on the ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ which she rescued and rehomed in Cambodia.

The singer’s followers had asked her to step in and help Kavaan the elephant, who had spent almost all of his life in shackles and was lonely and depressed.

She told Alex Jones on The One Show: ‘Kavaan when he was one years old was given to Pakistan by Sri Lanka, and then when he was four he was shackled to a shed.

‘When he was seven he got a girlfriend but he was still shackled. He had her for 20 years and then she died.

‘The kids on my Twitter feed started just driving me crazy with ‘Free Kavaan’ and I thought “I’m an entertainer, how am I going to do this?” and I thought if I don’t pay any attention to them, they’ll stop – and they didn’t.’

Cher couldn’t stand by and not help Kavaan, so she arranged for him to be moved to Cambodia, where the elephant will now be allowed to have a happier and more comfortable life with two female friends.


Cher helped rescue Kavaan and give him a better life (Picture: BBC)

The story had captivated people around the world, and Cher revealed that Kavaan is settling in beautifully to his new home.

She said: ‘It was amazing. Elephants are always moving when they are traumatised and so he was always moving his head and his body was moving as well.


The singer’s followers had rallied her to help (Picture: BBC)

‘So he gets in there and it’s dark, and I can see his shadow and he just stopped doing it.

‘Also he was talking to the girls – we couldn’t hear that talk because it’s very, very low but he’s talking to the girls already. Then did you see them kiss with their trunks?’

The One Show airs weekdays from 7pm on BBC One. 

Credit: Original article published here.

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