Success: Lonely and Confined Elephant Finally Released to Sanctuary

Target: Faryal Gauhar, Head of Communications for Free Kaavan

Goal: Thank the efforts to unchain and set free Kaavan the elephant.

Kaavan, a lonely elephant at the Marghazar Zoo, will finally see freedom after being chained and confined for almost 30 years. After public outcry by the Free Kaavan team and petitions like this one on ForceChange, the Pakistan Senate has agreed that Kaavan needs to be moved to a sanctuary where he will be surrounded by elephant friends and a more natural environment.

Kaavan was the only elephant at the Marghazar Zoo, and for many of those years Kaavan was able to move only a few steps due to the chains that shackled his four feet. The chains were taken off about a year ago, however Kaavan remained alone at the zoo.

Once Pakistan’s National Assembly gives the approval, Kaavan will be moved to a sanctuary. Sign this petition and thank the Free Kaavan team for all their hard work in bringing happiness to the rest of Kaavan’s days.


Dear Ms. Gauhar,

As your team is very aware, Kaavan the elephant has been trapped alone at the Marghazar Zoo for almost 30 years. In addition, many of those years were spent in chains. However, that is all about to change and that is thanks to you and your hard-working team.

You addressed the senate a record of three times presenting your team’s findings and research. After hearing about the awful conditions Kaavan has been faced with for the past three decades, the senate agreed that Kaavan should be moved to a sanctuary.

Thank you so much for all the hard work you have put into bringing Kaavan freedom. His life is now forever changed because of your team. Soon Kaavan will be surrounded by other elephant friends and a more natural environment. I am excited to hear about what the future has in store for Kaavan.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Free Kaavan the Elephant


  1. Demetrios E. Lekkas PhD says:

    Heartwarming. An excellent example and, hopefully, a righteously ethical precedent.


  3. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Thank you and God bless you and your team Ms Gauhar, for the mammoth effort, time and dedication for Kaavan.
    Sincerely hope you all get to see his happy face as he is released.

  4. annie vallet says:

    this is a great new, which means we still need to sign petitions in order to save our voice less animals

  5. Thanks for your compassion and dedication to making a difference in the lives of beautiful animals w/o a voice like Kaavan. I look forward to seeing Kavaan playing w/ her new friends and being happy and free in nature where she always belonged. Thank you!!!

  6. If the elephant has been freed why are we still being asked to sign petition?

  7. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    THANK YOU!!! ?

  8. Eileen Rogers says:

    This is wonderful news!. My heartfelt thanks for all your hard work in bringing this about.

  9. Dear Sir – Thank you for your compassion, caring & intelligence!

  10. Auguro lunga vita – finalmente libera – al povero elefante!!!

  11. annie vallet says:

    Great new

  12. Cristi Cline says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


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