Kaavan the elephant is on Sunday spending his final day in the Islamabad zoo where he has lived for 35 years before he travels to Cambodia to retire in a sanctuary thanks to a campaign led by the singer Cher.

“We have been counting down to this moment and dreaming of it for so long and to finally see Kaavan transported out of the zoo will remain with us forever,” Cher, who has been in Pakistan for the last few days, said in a statement with her charity Free the Wild. EFE-EPA