'World's loneliest elephant' Kaavan starts trip to Cambodia
(AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)ISLAMABAD – Kaavan, dubbed the "world’s loneliest elephant" after languishing alone for years in a Pakistani zoo, was readied Sunday for his flight to a sanctuary in Cambodia and the much-needed company of other elephants. "In the sanctuary in Cambodia ... waiting for him is three ladies, three Asian female elephants," he said. Elephants are social animals that thrive on the company of other elephants, Bauer explained. The floor irritated his feet and toenails, which are badly damaged and will require years of treatment in Cambodia, said Bauer. While Kaavan is the most celebrated rescue at the zoo, Bauer said Four Paws has already relocated about 30 animals from there.
Cher in Pakistan for resettlement of 'loneliest elephant'
An elephant named "Kaavan," who waiting to be transported to a sanctuary in Cambodia, walks at the Maragzar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Iconic singer and actress Cher was set to visit Pakistan on Friday to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the worlds loneliest elephant, who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)ISLAMABAD – Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. Activists dubbed Kaavan the “world’s loneliest elephant" after his plight gained international attention and the unhappy elephant was diagnosed as emotionally as well as physically damaged. Now, the “world's loneliest elephant” comes lumbering over when he hears Khalil's voice.'
'World's loneliest elephant' okayed to quit zoo for new life
Dubbed the worlds loneliest elephant' by his supporters, Kaavan has languished at a zoo in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad for more than 35 years. The overweight elephant Kaavan underwent a full medical examination at the zoo on Friday, said Bauer. In May, Pakistans High Court ordered the Marghazar Zoo closed because of its abysmal conditions blamed on systemic negligence. He said Four Paws was invited by the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board to safely transfer the remaining animals in the zoo. Friday's medical examination showed the elephant was overweight, even as he showed signs of malnutrition.
Pearl’s Hotel Emma ranks among best in nation in new list by U.S. News and World Report
SAN ANTONIO – The Pearl’s darling has earned another top ranking for best hotels in the United States. Hotel Emma ranked at No. 10 in U.S. News and World Report’s list of the 50 best hotels in the USA in 2020, which was released Tuesday. Hotel Emma is classified as a 5-star hotel and has received four critic awards, including recognition in the 2019 Condé Nast Readers’ Choice List and TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Naturally, it was named the best in San Antonio by U.S. News and World Report.
Cher calls San Antonio hotel “one of the most unique, beautiful hotels ever”
SAN ANTONIO – Before her big show at the AT&T Center on Tuesday night, Cher gave some love to Hotel Emma at the Pearl. Cher tweeted out that the hotel was one of the most unique, beautiful hotels ever. The tweet also said, “Stayed in amazing hotels all over the world “Emma” might take the cake." Cher made a stop in San Antonio as part of her “Here We Go Again” tour.