Tyke then broke through an iron gate and for 30 minutes she ran through the streets of the neighborhood’s business district at rush hour, nearly trampling the circus promoter when he tried to fence her in. It was a foot chase between her and the Honolulu police. The police fired at least 86 shots. Tyke’s rampage caused one death and 10 other serious injuries to onlookers.
Kaavan was the loneliest elephant in the world until he came face to face with Cher, a pop star who took on the task of freeing him with help from the wonderful team from Four Paws International and worldwide support.
Kaavan, the World's Loneliest Elephant meets a famous pop star who helps secure his freedom. This is an amazing and heartwarming story about hope and empathy. Elephants are magnificent creatures who have long been ignored and mistreated in zoos and circus shows and also poached for their ivory and skin. We hope that as a community, we can continue to raise awareness about the rights and freedoms of our elephants and other wild animals and never give up until the last elephant has been set free.
Education and community outreach are the two most important and impactful ways we can help protect elephants. With the help of child psychologists, experts, and conservationists, new programs are being developed to help communities closest to the elephant populations learn how to protect them.