Save Kaavan the Elephant
Want to save an aging elephant from a truly miserable life?
Elephants are incredibly smart, emotional animals. They feel joy and camaraderie—and they can also feel extreme grief and depression.
Kaavan was still a baby elephant when he was taken from his mother and placed in the Islamabad, Pakistan Zoo. For the past 30 years, Kaavan has lived in a small concrete enclosure with all four legs chained. These chains have left deep gashes on his feet and legs. He bobs his head from side to side—a behavior known as "weaving", displayed by elephants to express despair and depression.