Cher is busy these days with her efforts to save Kaavan, widely known as the “world’s loneliest elephant,” and now her efforts are coming to TV this spring.
Cher & The Loneliest Elephant will debut on the streaming service Paramount + on Earth Day on April 22nd and then move over to the Smithsonian Channel on Mary 19th.
The special documents the story of Kaavan, who was chained up and living in terrible conditions in Pakistan for several decades.Veterinarians diagnosed the elephant with depression.Kaavan was also malnourished and overweight.
Cher and several others spent awhile pleading for the elephant’s release.
Cher says, "I saw all the people being affected by it all over the world," Cher said in a statement. "People want a happy ending. People don't want to see animals suffer. And I know people are suffering too, but this is a story that can brighten their lives."
On traveling to Pakistan last November to film during the pandemic, Cher says, "I was frightened, but then I thought, 'What do you want to do more? You made a promise, and you have to go.' I didn't see any other way to do it. I have a saying on my Twitter, 'Stand and be counted or sit and be nothing.' And I wasn't going to sit and be nothing."
Cher’s work resulted in Kaavan being relocated to a sanctuary in Cambodia.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]