Famous for her five decade long career in show business, Cher demonstrates her compassionate side by helping the world’s loneliest elephant believe in love.
In November 2020, the 74-year-old star, worked with animal welfare organization FOUR PAWS to relocate Kaavan, a 36-year-old elephant languishing alone in a lonely Pakistani zoo to a Cambodian sanctuary filled with friendly companions. The successful rescue operation was caught on camera and will be premiered to the public on Earth Day, April 22nd during the upcoming Paramount+ and Smithsonian Channel documentary Cher & The Loneliest Elephant.
The highly-anticipated film will explore how the music superstar (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) put her celebrity to good use, spurring on a social media campaign to save the “world’s loneliest elephant,” a title Kaavan earned by spending eight years alone at the zoo following the death of his partner. Working with veterinary experts, international sanctuaries, FOUR PAWS, and other animal aid groups, Cher was part of the team that made it possible for Kaavan to be released from the zoo and transported 2,300 miles to his new sanctuary home. The larger than life animal even became the poster child of Free the Wild, with Cher recording the original song “Walls” to raise awareness about his situation.
Watch this teaser clip for the upcoming documentary.